Do’s and Don’ts of Working with Students


  • Represent yourself and JHU with integrity and pride. You are an example to students.
  • Identify yourself as an Alumnus.
  • Be friendly, attentive, smile and convey your enthusiasm to everyone you may speak with. Remember that first impressions are lasting impressions.
  • Stay focused when sharing with students. Limit your conversations to your areas of expertise.
  • Share your experience and the foundation that was provided as a result of attending JHU.


  • Don’t guarantee outcomes.
  • Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know the answer to a question. Have the student contact their Life Design Office if they need more information.

Question for Students

  • What is your area of interest?
  • Are you considering more education? Are you considering going straight into the industry?
  • What should your future offer you as an individual?
  • What is your general impression of your interests?
  • Are you involved in interests outside of JHU? What are they?
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