Past Event Recordings

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Professional Development & Skill Building Workshops

More resources on professional development topics and application document creation can be found under our Job Search Toolkit and Professional Development sections of our website.

Scientific Pitches
Drs. Damani Piggott and Caren Freel Myers share their tips for crafting short, persuasive talks about one's research—without the use of slides or visual aids! Video is at bottom of the linked page.

Three Minute Thesis Workshop (March 5, 2020)
Students will learn how put together a winning 3MT talk. We will cover how to condense your dissertation into three minutes, choosing a visual that enhances your talk, and presentation tips for public speaking.

Advancing Your Career With Twitter (May 5, 2020)
This workshop is designed for researchers who are new to using Twitter professionally. We will cover the basics of setting up your professional profile, tweeting, engaging with other users, and the ethics of professional social media. At the end, we will discuss the more advanced uses of Twitter for conferences, outreach, and education.

Building A Professional Online Presence (June 11, 2020)
Over 1 billion names are googled every day and 94% of people only look at the first page of results—do you know what shows up for your name? Building an online presence through professional networking sites and social media platforms is becoming a necessary step for a maintaining connections and advancing your career. This workshop provides an overview of professional social media and networking platforms and tips on how to use the internet to build your community, share your work, and engage with stakeholders. We will also discuss ethics and professionalism in the digital age.

Homewood PHutures Office YouTube Page
View recordings of career panels and workshops hosted by the PHutures Office.

Career Awareness Events

Find more information on various careers for PhDs on our Career Paths page.

Consulting Careers | Q& A from PhD Students
Learn about consulting careers from three PhD students who participated in the Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club and transitioned into careers at leading consulting companies.

Career Conversations: Health Advocacy, Dr. Meghan McGinty
Meghan McGinty, a PhD alum from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, shares details about her transition from graduate school to her current role as Deputy Director of Big Cities Health Coalition.

Career Conversations: Science Policy, Dr. Nicole Parker
Nicole Parker, a PhD alum from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, shares details about her transition from graduate school to her career in Science Policy. She also shares tips for current trainees interested in similar careers.

Career Conversations: Science Policy, Dr. Judy Keen
Judy Keen, PhD alum from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, shares details about her transition to nonprofit and association work, as well as tips for pursuing a career in science policy and administration.

Career Conversations: Science Policy, Dr. Daniel Pham
Daniel Pham, a PhD alum from the Neuroscience graduate program, shares details about his transition from the bench to science policy, as well as tips for forging a career in policy.

Career Conversations: Science Policy, Dr. Jason Rao
An interview with Jason Rao, PhD about his job in science policy and ways you can improve your chance of getting a science policy job.

Career Conversations: Staff Scientist, Dr. Akunna Iheanacho
An interview with Akunna Iheanacho, PhD about her staff scientist position and ways you can prepare yourself for similar positions.

Career Conversations: Field Application Scientist, Dr. Jennifer Poitras
A conversation with Jennifer Poitras, PhD about her Field Application Scientist position with Qiagen, and ways you can prepare for a career as a Field Application Scientist.

Career Conversations: Public Sector, Dr. Amanda Latimore
Amanda Latimore, an Epidemiology PhD alum from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, shares details about her transition from graduate school to the public sector, as well as tips for pursuing a career in the public sector.

OPTIONS | The Business Side of Science
OPTIONS is designed to give trainees the opportunity to explore careers, build professional skills, and network through highly interactive sessions led by industry professionals. Trainees can choose from five communities to join: Academic Research; Science Communication, Advocacy, and Administration; Teaching; Business Side of Science; and Drug Development.

JHU Biotech/Pharma Industry Mentor Match Program
The JHU Biotech/Pharma Industry Mentor Match Program offers Johns Hopkins PhD students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to select a mentor from a group of experienced professionals, composed of members from the CASSS organization, Johns Hopkins alumni, and other PhD career professionals. CASSS is a global community of biopharmaceutical industry, academic, and regulatory professionals. The program aims to help PhD students and postdocs better understand the many types of careers available within industry, as well as how to successfully transition to a career of their choice. In addition, the program aims to provide participants with a meaningful network of industry professionals.

Postdoctoral Programs & Fellowships Webinars

The PDCO hosts “Finding the Right Postdoc Week” every summer and invites various postdoctoral programs and fellowships to present webinars about their opportunities. See more info about Postdoc Week and webinar descriptions on the Postdoc Week page.