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Life After Hopkins

"I will be graduating next year and have no idea what to do after Hopkins. Help!"

It's time to move forward. Hopkins offers many offices and resources to assist you, but you have to take charge of your future. Here are the actions you should take:

  1. Visit the Career Center in Garland Hall and meet with an advisor.
  2. Create an updated resume (see models and tips at http://www.jhu.edu/careers/students/handouts/resume.pdf). Even if you've never held a job, the resume can list activities and achievements you've completed while at Hopkins and the skills you've developed in:
    • Communication Skills
    • Work Ethic & Initiative
    • Teamwork Skills
    • Analytical Skills
    • Research Skills
    • Computer Skills
    • Flexibility/Adaptability
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Problem-Solving Skills
    • Technical Skills

  3. Use summers and senior year to slowly build experience. You can shadow, intern, work, volunteer. Get started. At any site, talk with staff about their path to their current job: what jobs did they have previously, what did they study as undergrads or graduate students, did they feel their path to their present job was smooth or would they have done things differently? Learn from their experiences!
  4. See the detailed information in the publication "Preparing for Life After Graduation" at this pdf link: http://www.jhu.edu/~careers/parents/handbook/preparing.pdf.

"I want to apply to graduate school-how do I get information about this process?"

There are many issues to consider regarding graduate school: programs, finances, timing. The Career Center and the Office of Academic Advising offer advising about the general graduate and business school application process. Students should also seek advice about the graduate school process in their fields of interest from faculty in individual academic departments. The Office of Pre-Professional Advising offers advising and information about law school, study in the health professions, or joint degree programs in these areas. Directories and resources for graduate study are available in the Career Center library and online at www.jhu.edu/~careers.

See the detailed information in the publication "Preparing for Life After Graduation" at this pdf link: http://www.jhu.edu/~careers/parents/handbook/preparing.pdf.