Save the Date!

2017 Johns Hopkins Biomedical PhD Career Fair

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus
                Miller Research Building (MRB), Turner Concourse map

Overview


The 2017 Biomedical PhD Career Fair offers a great opportunity for employers to connect with potential hires about opportunities in their organizations. Pairing companies from across the region and country with PhD students and trainees from Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, NIH, and Howard University, the Biomedical PhD Career Fair caters to employers who are looking to recruit top talent from some of the country’s strongest biomedical programs.

Trainees attending the Career Fair specialize in disciplines including:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Health Sciences Informatics
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmacology

The 2017 Biomedical PhD Career Fair is sponsored by: the Johns Hopkins Medicine Professional Development and Career Office; the University of Maryland, School of Medicine; Johns Hopkins Biomedical Careers Initiative (BCI); Hopkins Biotech Network; Johns Hopkins Post-Doctoral Association; and Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering EDGE.


Registration

Employer Registration


Schedule

Time Event
8:30am – 10:00am Employer check-in
10:00am – 3:00pm On-campus individual interviews (tentative)
10:00am – 12:00pm Career Fair (morning session)
11:00am – 12:00pm Employer information sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm Keynote Address by Christy Wyskiel, Sr. Advisor to the President, Johns Hopkins University (concurrently - lunch for employers)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Employer information sessions
1:00pm – 3:00pm Career Fair (afternoon session)

2017 Companies

Information on participating companies coming soon!


Participant Information

Employers

Platinum
$500*
Gold
$300*
Silver
$250*
Number of Representatives 5 3 2
Advertising in electronic career fair program Full page ad 1/2 page ad 1/4 page ad
Logo on Biomedical Career Fair Website Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated Employer Information Session with fair attendees (15 minute time slot) Yes

* All employer sponsorship levels include

  • $50 Early Bird Discount for those who register before May 15
  • Six-foot exhibition table at the career fair as well as lunch and parking for registered representatives; tablecloths provided upon request
  • Access to resumes from students and postdoctoral fellows attending the career fair (before and after the event)
  • Acknowledgement on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Campus recruiting opportunities through individual campus interviews the day of the fair
  • Opportunities to promote your organization’s job openings through the JHM PDCO jobs board and career fair website

Location

The Turner Concourse is most easily accessed at the corner of East Monument Street and Rutland Avenue (near the Ross Research Building). The official address of the Ross Research Building is 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205.
A campus map is available online here .

Parking

All employer representatives should park in the Washington Street Garage, between Monument and Madison Streets (701 N. Washington Street).

Parking Validation

When you enter the Washington Street Garage, pull the ticket and bring it with you to the employer registration table to be validated. We encourage you to carpool due to limited parking near campus. We are unable to validate metered parking. Please exercise normal precautions when parking on the street.

Shipping Materials

Items should arrive by August 25, 2017.

Ship all materials to:
Johns Hopkins Medicine Professional Development and Career Office
Attn: Moremi Oladeinde
1830 E. Monument St. Ste. 2-107
Baltimore, MD 21287

Items that need to be shipped after the fair by UPS or FedEx will go out Wednesday, August 30th. Organizations must provide their own shipping labels. The PDCO will arrange pick-up for the day after the fair.


Students and Postdocs

Registration coming in July 2017!

Location

The Turner Concourse is most easily accessed at the corner of East Monument Street and Rutland Avenue (near the Ross Research Building). The official address of the Ross Research Building is 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205.
A campus map is available online here .

Career Fair Tips

  • Do your homework before the Fair. Take some time to review the websites of the employers that are attending so that you have a sense of their business. By knowing a company’s background, you can ask more targeted questions and gain more useful insights into the company or organization. Plus, employers will be impressed by your enthusiasm for their company!
  • Dress appropriately. First impressions are important. We recommend that you dress in "business casual" attire.
  • Allow yourself adequate time. Come as early as possible. You may need to return between classes. Typically, fairs are busiest during the lunch hour. Fairs close promptly at publicized ending times to accommodate employers' travel arrangements.
  • Get your bearings. When you arrive, take a few minutes to review the map and directory for the fair. You may feel more comfortable if you quickly locate and walk by the employers in whom you're most interested. This will confirm their location and alert you to any crowds or lines of other students waiting.
  • Prioritize the employers you're most interested in. If your schedule allows, you may find it easiest to start with the employers in which you're less interested. This will allow you to hone your approach and to be most confident when you approach the employers you're especially excited about. Be sure to balance this tip with the reality that you may have little time and that many other students may be interested in the same employers. Assume that you will need to wait to speak with some employers.
  • Be flexible. The fair directory provides a brief summary of employers' opportunities and may not have been submitted by the same people who come to the fair. Some positions may no longer be available and other openings may have just emerged. No single employer representative is knowledgeable about all positions available, especially in a large organization. Some reps attending fairs are there to share their experiences working at the organization and may not be involved in the hiring process. If the employer rep at the fair does not know specifically about jobs/internships of interest to you, ask for the name of someone who can help you. Please drop by the Career Center table at the fair if you have questions or concerns about a particular employer.
  • Introduce yourself and be prepared to give your "career pitch." Extend your hand, say "hello" and state your name. Welcome the representative to Baltimore. Be ready to talk about your career interests as well as academic and extracurricular experiences to show your skills and strengths.
  • Take notes when you inquire about next steps and the possibility of talking with additional managers. The representative at the fair may not be able to answer all of your questions or know specifics about your job interests. Write down the names, telephone numbers, etc. of other staff in the organization whom you can contact later. Note specific employer information sessions, on-campus interviewing and projected hiring dates that will affect you. You will not be able to take advantage of this information if you don't record it.
  • Ask the representative for his/her card, and then promptly send a thank-you note. Having the business card of the representative you have just spoken with serves three purposes. First, you have a direct contact with the organization, including the proper spelling of the representative's name, direct telephone line, etc. Second, a brief thank-you note acknowledges the help they gave you and the time they took to visit campus. Third, sending thank-you notes is a good professional habit.
  • Respect employers' materials/sample items. Some employers bring large quantities of print materials or "give aways" clearly intended for students to take. Other employers bring a few copies of print materials, sample products, etc. as displays at their tables. Always check with employers before taking materials from their tables and don't take materials still packed in boxes.
  • Be courteous! In addition to representing yourself, you also represent your department and the University. All of the organizations at the fair are there because of their interest in hiring. Some representatives are alumni. Demonstrate sensitivity to other students waiting to speak with employers by keeping your questions brief and offering to continue your conversation at a later time. Enjoy the fair and your interaction with the employers. Let your positive attitude show!

Career Fair Tips information modified from the UC Berkeley Career Center website.


Contact

Questions? Contact Moremi Oladeinde or Caroline Pounds at phd_recruit@jhmi.edu.