Hire Hopkins | January 2024

A Message From Our Director

Dear reader,

If you’re new here, Hire Hopkins is a hiring office that empowers companies to work with and hire the best talent for them. A part of that is bridging equity gaps we find in hiring outcomes based on internal and national data. The other part of that is understanding hiring trends, recruiting best practices, what students are looking for, and sharing that with our wonderful hiring partners. We generally write about all of those subjects. As we plan out our year of content, which we write for you: we’d love to hear what you want to hear more about. Let us know here.

Speaking of content… about half of our hiring partners have made offers already and the other half are just starting their hiring. For those of you who are going to begin interviewing and/or screening candidates, we’ve put together a short + sweet guide for that very purpose: you can see it here.

Lastly, in our experience, bringing on international students is one of the biggest missed hiring opportunities we see our hiring partners face. We find they aren’t always familiar with OPT/CPT (allows you to hire international students for up to 3 years without sponsorship). My colleague Yasir Kurt is organizing a free hiring event representing over 120K international students across 17 universities (not just JHU but also my alma mater Carnegie Mellon, and Columbia, for example). You can register here or scroll down to learn more.



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)

Take a moment to share your thoughts on what themes you’d like us to explore and help us tailor our upcoming content to better suit your interests and needs. Your input is invaluable in shaping the content you want to see. Click here to participate!

Whether you’re leveraging screening software or implementing a structured review process, our guide provides actionable insights to ensure fair and effective hiring decisions. Don’t miss out on optimizing your hiring process – integrate these best practices to unlock its full potential!

International Career Collective Employer Expo

Are you an employer who is open to OPT/CPT or sponsoring?

Register for the International Career Collective (ICC) Employer Expo for access to the nation’s top talent. With over 100K international students representing 14 schools, including Hopkins, USC, UT Austin, Columbia, UPenn, and more, you are destined to find a student who fits your needs.

  • Who: Employers who recruit international students and are interested in access to over 100,000 students
  • What: A place for you to meet with groups of students, build your brand, and recruit for specific roles. Two different days for undergraduate and advanced degree students. Only group sessions allowed.
  • Where: Hosted virtually on Handshake. You can use your own video link if you prefer. Only group sessions allowed.
  • When: February 9th – Undergraduate Students OR February 16th – Advanced Degree Students

In-person Engineering & Tech Career Fair

Connect with our Whiting School of Engineering undergraduate and master’s students! On February 23rd from 12-4pm, we’re hosting an in-person engineering and tech career fair as part of national E-Week. This is a fantastic opportunity! Register at the following link

Carey Business School Spring 2024 Semester Recruitment begins!

Employers can meet MBA and Master of Science students in

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • Information Systems
  • Health Care Management and
  • Real Estate

When: January 22 – May 3

How: Hosting information sessions, participating in weekly virtual “Industry Insider” sessions, hosting students on-site or planning a custom engagement.

Contact our team at Carey_Hire@jh.edu to start planning now. 

Keep an eye out for the 2023 MBA Employment Report coming out soon! 

Save the Date!

Hopkins STEM Career Fair

Hopkins will be hosting a Spring STEM Career Fair IN PERSON on February 23rd. Save The Date on your calendars and be prepared to register in November!

Bloomberg School of Public Health 40th Annual Public Health Career Fair

Connect with thousands of public health students in person and virtually.

Friday, March 1st, 2024.

School of Education Passion to Profession Networking Event

Our students are curious about using their passion for education as the foundation for their future career paths.

January 27th, in person at the Imagine Center at Homewood.

Carey Business School Spring 2024 Recruitment

Beginning January 22, 2024 and through May 3, 2024, employers can meet MBA and Master of Science in Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics Risk Management, Information Systems Health Care Management, and Real Estate students. Connect with students by planning information sessions, participating in weekly virtual “Industry Insider” sessions, hosting students on-site, or planning custom engagement. Contact our team at Carey_Hire@jh.edu to start planning now.

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
By Chloe Donelan
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