In accordance with the University’s new policies for the Coronavirus, PDCO is halting all in-person events and services until further notice.

PDCO will be offering multiple virtual training opportunities to enhance your productivity during the COVID-19 working environment changes. Please see our calendar on the left side of our webpage below and check Handshake for the most up-to-date information on our programming. Regular emails to all JHU SOM and SPH PhD students and Postdocs will include information on upcoming PDCO programming and other virtual offerings.

Please visit JHU COVID-19 Graduate Student Services Updates for more student services and virtual resources during this time.

Virtual PDCO Programming All PDCO programming details, including dates, registration, and ZOOM links, can be found on Handshake. Recordings from past events can be viewed on our recordings page.

Welcome to the JHM Professional Development and Career Office, Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus.

Our office provides professional development training and career services, including one-on-one career coaching appointments, grant writing workshops, employer visits and treks, CV/resume advice, mentorship programs, alumni panels, mock interviews, and more.

Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to learn about varying career paths and help them develop the skills needed to be successful in all job markets, including academia, biotech/pharma, consulting, policy, and beyond. It is never too early or too late to start preparing for your future.

The PDCO serves all PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows within the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing.

We partner with other career offices at Johns Hopkins that serve PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows, including:

Miss a virtual event? Check out our new Recordings Page to view past events!

In accordance with the University’s new policies for the Coronavirus, all PDCO events and appointments will be virtual until further notice.
Please visit JHU COVID-19 Graduate Student Services Updates for more student services and virtual resources during this time.

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Future Fest 2022
The Life Design Lab, PHutures, and the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) are proud to announce the 3rd annual Future Fest career fair and Hop to the PHuture, Hopkins’ premiere virtual exhibition & recruitment extravaganza that fosters authentic connections between employers and the Hopkins community!

Both are open to all graduate students and postdocs at JHU! This event connects you to potential jobs, internships, info sessions, opportunities to network with employers, and more! Register for workshops to learn more and upload your resume for exciting new jobs and internships!

Save the Dates:

  • Future Fest | Virtual Employer Exhibition | September 19th-21st | Open to undergraduates, Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral Fellows & Alumni
  • Hop to the PHuture Interviews | October 3rd-28th | Open to Masters, Doctoral & Postdoctoral fellows

Hop to the PHuture participants are encouraged to attend workshops offered by PHutures and PDCO to strengthen your resumes and interview skills before meeting with employers. Throughout August, September, and into October, you can register for workshops, group drop-ins and panel discussions to help you prepare and feel confident about next steps. Topics include:

  • Crafting Tailored Resumes for Non-Academic Positions - August 9th
  • Creating Compelling Cover Letters – August 11th
  • Translating Academic Skills into Non-Academic Resumes for students & Postdocs in the Humanities, Education & Social Sciences – August 18th
  • Mastering the Art of Your Pitch & Virtual Networking – August 30th
  • Acing Your Interview as a Graduate Student – September 15th

See the complete list of offerings here. These workshops are open to all graduate and postdoc trainees. We also have additional guides and resources for resumes & CVs, cover letters, interviewing, negotiation, and more!

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