1830 E. Monument St. Suite 2-107
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21287
- Mock Interviews
- Cover Letter, Resume & Curriculum Vitae Review
- Teaching Statement Review
- Research Statement Review
- Personal Statement Review
- Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment
- CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder 2.0) Assessment
- Postdoctoral Research Career Counseling
- PhD Student Career Counseling
Meet the Staff!
Pat has eight years of experience providing career coaching to PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Pat began her career in the biotech industry where she held leadership positions in R&D, Technology Transfer and Global Product Development and Marketing. After twenty years in research careers, Pat transitioned into science education administration and outreach. She founded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Office of Science, Training and Diversity and North Carolina DNA Day. Pat then accepted the Graduate Partnerships Director Position at the National Institutes of Health where she founded the Translational Science Training Bootcamp. Prior to Johns Hopkins University, Pat was the Educator for Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s ‘Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code’ exhibit.
Assistant Director, Career Services
Kate joined the PDCO in November 2017 as the Assistant Director for Career Services. In this role, she conducts professional development workshops, runs the annual Three Minute Thesis Competition, provides one-on-one career counseling for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and works to strengthen doctoral career services across all JHU schools. Kate received her PhD in 2015 from the JHU KSAS Department of Biology and did a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious disease for 2 years at the FDA. Over the past decade, Kate has served on numerous academic and community leadership boards, including the JHU GRO and the FDA Fellows Association. Prior to JHU, Kate received her BS from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and worked at NIH as a post-baccalaureate research fellow after graduation. Kate loves living and working in Baltimore and enjoys volunteering with several local organizations.
Assistant Director of Career Education, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
C.J. Neely joined the PDCO in May of 2019 as the Assistant Director of Career Education. She manages the OPTIONS Career Communities and the iCAN series. As a certified career coach, Dr. Neely meets with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows one-on-one to discuss career exploration and proactive career planning. Previously, Dr. Neely was the Assistant Director of Employer Relations at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this role, she worked closely with hundreds of employers within the public health field and organized employer-related events such as career treks, employer information sessions, and the annual Public Health Career Fair. Prior to transitioning into career development, Dr. Neely was a biomedical researcher for 12 years. She earned her PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of North Carolina where she regularly mentored undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as taught undergraduate courses. Subsequently, Dr. Neely completed her postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While at St. Jude, she served as the Chair of Career Development creating and implementing a wide variety of career and professional development programming for St. Jude’s postdoc population. Through this role, Dr. Neely discovered her passion for helping the next generation of researchers successfully transition into their chosen careers.