Hire Hopkins | September 2023

A Message From Our Director

Dear reader, 

I’ve spent this summer living in a studio apartment in a charming old building with big airy windows. While I embraced my minimalist lifestyle, one major annoyance was the door.

It took a whole minute to wrestle with the key and lock, making every entrance and exit a daily ordeal.

When my sister came to visit, I gave her the spiel – warning it would be hard, she’d have to be patient, etc. but to my surprise, when we arrived that evening, she turned the lock and it unclicked – smooth as butter. 

In all my feelings – I hadn’t noticed there was a completely separate lock that I could have been using the whole time.

There’s that quote “we do not see things as they are, but as we are ourselves.” This experience made me wonder how many opportunities I’m missing out on because of my well-worn “reality.”

In that light, we’ve relaunched the DEI Collective 4.0. The program has evolved – it’s a mix of training, community, and has an anti-racism + gender equality inventory (inspired by the work of Roderick Lewis) that will help your organization take concrete steps to being more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Think of it as a way to evaluate your company from a different lens. We’re so excited to share it with you and you can learn more about it here. 


Alia Poonawala

Executive Director @ Hire Hopkins

Connect with me on LinkedIn | hirehopkins@jhu.edu

Our Team

Emma O’Rourke Powell (Associate Director)

Cris Vidal (Program Lead)

Recruiting Events & Latest News

DEI Collective 4.0

The DEI Collective at Johns Hopkins University is a national award-winning diversity training & hiring program that we launched in 2020.   We work in partnership with the world’s leading companies, non-profits, and research institutions who are committed to increasing the representation of students from historically marginalized groups in their organization.

U.S. Government and National Security Career Fair – School of Advanced International Studies

Friday, October 27 from 12:00-3:00 pm Join the School of Advanced International Studies at their new DC Campus (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001) and connect with their talented graduate students. Reach out to Julie Nussdorfer to participate jnussdor@jhu.edu.

Data-Driven Careers Fair

November 3rd: 2-5pm

Are you a company looking for students in the following areas: data analytics, data science, machine learning/AI, quantitative/financial analytics, or project/product/program management? We’re hosting this virtual fair to help employers connect with undergraduate and master-level talent in these areas. You do not need to be hiring to attend! Register here for the completely free event.

Peabody Internship Pathways – new program launching in Fall 2023! 

Are you an employer looking for creative talent?

Partner with the Peabody Institute to create internships within your organization. Internships can encompass work related to administration, teaching, production, and more.

  • Help students develop key skills and gain tangible experiences in preparation for their future careers in an evolving 21st-century arts industry.
  • In this academic year internship program, you will offer mentored skill-building opportunities intended to enhance undergraduate and graduate students’ learning while providing impactful career experiences and connections.

2023-2024 internships will be posted August 2023. Employers interested in learning more about the program can contact LAUNCHPad at launchpad@jhu.edu or visit our site here.

Recruit MBA and Master of Science – Carey Business School

Our team looks forward to working with you to plan your custom engagement this semester. Below are dates for our Industry Breakout series, where employers can brand their company and meet candidates through a fun virtual engagement.

  • September 19, 2033, 4:30 – 6:00pm – Real Estate
  • September 26, 2023, 4:30 – 6:00pm – Consulting
  • September 27, 2023, 4:30 – 6:00pm – Healthcare
  • September 28, 2023, 4:30 – 6:00pm – Technology
  • October 2, 2023, 4:30 – 6:00pm – Financial Services

Contact our team at Carey_Hire@jh.edu for any questions.

Showcase your company to Masters + Undergrad Talent @ our Industry Weeks

Please see the list of options below and fill out the following form if you are interested in getting special attention from our students.

1) Fall Industry Weeks

  • Consulting: September 25-29
  • Tech and Engineering: October 9-13
  • Biotech: Oct 23-27
  • Data and Analytics: Oct 30-Nov 3
  • International Career Summit: Nov 6-10

2) Employer Site Visits

3) Social Responsibility Trips

Doctoral Talent for YOUR project

Would you like to work with a doctoral student on a company focused project? Our doctoral students ranging from: economics, political science, computer science, engineering, and many more are ready to share their expertise with you! Projects that work best are typically remote engagements that can be completed in approximately 100 hours. If you’re looking for a fresh set of eyes on a current challenge or want to tackle some of your wish list projects, reach out to the PHutures office today at phutures@jhu.edu to learn more and get connected with our doctoral talent!

Host an Event with a JHU School

Here are three easy steps to connect:

  1. Log into Handshake – https://jhu.joinhandshake.com/
  2. Select Create an Event > On-campus: My company is hosting this event at a school
  3. Choose JHU as the host school and the name of the career center
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