Careers in academia and government that lead research programs with no or some teaching responsibilities.
- Time management & productivity tips
- PDCO job search toolkits contain multiple resources on applying, interviewing, and negotiating positions:
- Career Exploration resources
- Career Paths overviews & videos
- Online career resources
- PDCO online library
- JHU Virtual Career Lab
- Career panels: hear from alumni and professionals in a range of careers.
- Workshops & Clinics: professional development topics, research-focused skill building workshops, mock interview practice, job search clinics, and more.
- One-on-one virtual appointments
- PDCO drop-in office hours: small group discussions with PDCO staff. Wednesdays 9-11am
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.
The PDCO is proud to share the registration and agenda for the 3rd Annual Horizons by Hopkins career and professional development conference!
Join us November 16th and 17th from 12:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. EST!
This year’s theme is ‘Discovering the Possibilities Within Us’ and will feature:
- Inspiring career talks by experts in their fields.
- Intriguing panel discussions.
- Essential skills workshops offering honest and transparent conversations around professionalism, work culture, and career possibilities.
To kick off the event, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Integrative Learning and Life Design, Life Design Lab, PHutures, and the PDCO host a conversation between students from Hopkins with Trevor Noah!
The theme of the conversation is “Discovering the Possibilities that Lie Within” and we would like to invite you, colleagues, students and staff across the University to attend the keynote conversation, which is 100% virtual and a free live broadcast!
Key Details for the Conference
- Our conference is fully virtual to remain accessible and available to everyone!
- We will offer limited capacity watch-parties for JHU affiliates at Homewood campus and East Baltimore, with food provided.
- We are also using Whova as our platform to connect (you can download after registering!)
- The Unexpected Benefits of Failure
- Destress for Success: Mental Health during Big Transitions
- Communicating Your Research in the Era of Social Media
- The Road Less Travelled: Unusual Professions for Doctorates
- How to Be a Leader: Team Management Strategies for the Workplace
- Advocating for Yourself with a Disability
- It Just Makes Cent$: Financial Literacy Skills We Should All Learn in Graduate School
- And so much more!
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Careers include scientific roles in industry whether in R&D, preclinical development, manufacturing or data science.
Careers that involves policy or program development and review, including analysis, advisory, or advocacy.
Careers that involves the development, execution, management, or analysis of a business.
Careers that involve controlling or evaluating the safety and efficacy of products.
Administrative heavy roles in either education or research.
Careers that involve the communication of science-related topics such as science writers, editors, journalists or outreach roles.
Careers that involves the curation, management, implementation or protection of intelligence and creation.
Full-time institutionalized teaching positions with little to no research responsibilities like faculty at teaching-focused institutions, instructor, lecturer, and instructional design.
Careers that are responsible for the oversight, management, or design of clinical research trials.
OPTIONS career communities combine career awareness, skill building and networking to explore six different job families.
Hands-on workshops focused on the non-academic job search that include topics like LinkedIn, resumes, interviewing skills and negotiating offers.
Offers bootcamps, workshops and opportunities to teach at JHU or local undergraduate institutions.
Engage with employers to learn more about opportunities at their company or organization.
The Biomedical Career Initiative offers 3-month internship opportunities in industry, consulting, patent law, science policy, business and communication.
The Hopkins Biotech Network Mentor Match Program offers Johns Hopkins PhD students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to select a mentor from a group of experienced professionals, the majority of whom biopharmaceutical industry, academic, and regulatory professionals.
Presentations, faculty panels and webinars on finding the right postdoc with postdoc programs in academia, industry, government and nonprofits.
Fall series that includes faculty panels and workshops about the academic job search time line, the CV and cover letter, writing research and teaching statements and negotiating your start-up package.
Career awareness events featuring PhD-level professionals in various careers sharing insights into what they do day to day and how they transitioned into their career.
The 3MT competition challenges students to communicate the significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
PhD training initiative centered around critical thinking that offers courses in science communication, teaching, ethics and more.
The Center for Leadership education offers ten-week courses in leadership, communication and personal management.
Offering yoga, mindfulness and other wellness related activities to help take care of you and reduce stress
Compilation of courses and activities across the university that offer leadership training.
Workshops and courses on date management, data management tools and data analysis.
Learn more about workshops and events that support grant writing activities from Specific Aims Speed reviews to all day workshops.
Courses and resources on and off campus to enhance both writing and speaking skills for our ESL PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
Ways to connect with alumni to learn about their careers, find mentors, and build your network.
Program offered through the Postdoctoral Affairs Office to prepare postdocs for starting their own lab.
Unlimited access to an on-demand library of high-quality instructional videos covering a vast range of software, business and creative skills.