Hire Hopkins | February 2024

A Message From Our Director

Dear reader,

A tough personal situation the last few months led me to a wonderful author who changed my outlook on challenges.

Susan Piver explains in one of her books that the way to work through emotional pain is to make space for what’s there. Rather than trying to sugar-coat it, fix it, change it, you sit with it.

At first, my type-A, attack-the-problem-with-a-solution personality was thrown for a loop.

But if I’m being honest, the prospect of accepting my feelings and carving out time and space for them without trying to fix them was… freeing.

We speak to a lot of organizations who want to compete with the big name brands that students really want to work for. But not everyone can have that place in a student’s brain. So here’s what I propose: assert your value in other ways.

If we know anything about Gen Z, we know that they care about transparency and authenticity. Organizations that know themselves and where they want to go can appeal to students who are “values-driven” as Deloitte shares in their 2023 Gen Z & Millenial Survey.

And sometimes that means, owning, (and sitting with) where your organization is currently at. That doesn’t mean it can’t improve. That doesn’t mean it can’t do things better. But for things to improve, you’ve got to sit with the reality of where things are.

So far, 20 hiring partners have completed an anti-racism and gender equality inventory through our program, the DEI Collective. As a result, they’re recruiting students who value that kind of organizational transparency and self-reflection.

And we’ve got some new events to share (more below)

See you next month. 


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)

Join us as we explore the dynamic shift in recruitment strategies which is steering away from the traditional notion that success is exclusive to specific majors. We share the benefits of skill-based hiring, leveraging generative AI, and the pitfalls of relying on the “beer test” during interviews. Read on to find out more

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

Johns Hopkins SAIS-NSEP National Security Career Fair

Join Johns Hopkins students and NSEP alumni in a collaborative effort between SAIS Global Careers and the National Security Education Program (formerly known as Boren) Alumni Association. Fill out this form to participate as an employer.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 3:00-6:00 pm

Where: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Johns Hopkins SAIS Energy and International Development Career Fair

If you’re an employer representing the industries of energy or international development, we’d love to have you!

When: Friday, April 5, 2024, 2:00-4:00 pm

Where: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001) Fill out this link to participate! Our team will then follow up with the next steps and confirm the details of the event.

Spring 2024 Counseling JHU Site Fair

You are invited to the School of Education’s Spring 2024 Counseling Site Fair. We’ll have students and recent alumni who are seeking counseling internship or full-time job opportunities to meet with you.

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 10 am-2pm

Where: Great Hall in the School of Education Building (2800 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218)

RSVP Here: https://forms.office.com/r/kymNNwJKNe

40th Annual Public Health Career Fair 

Be a part of our milestone celebration! Join the Public Health Career Fair, a fantastic in-person opportunity for students to connect with recruiters, explore professional avenues, and gain valuable insights into various exciting industries.

When: March 1st 2024, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Feinstone Hall (615 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore)

JobsForJays Hiring Event

If you are seeking to hire a student to fill a summer internship or full-time role, this recruiting event is for you! The only requirements to participate are: 

  • You have an open opportunity that we can promote to students March 13-27 with the intention of making a hire (if you find the right fit) by May 9th. 
  • You inform students in a timely fashion about their status in the application process. 
  • You provide hiring updates to the Life Design Lab Employer Engagement Team by June 1. 

Please complete this form, including links to the opportunities you would like to promote, for your chance to participate in this hiring initiative! Our team will be reviewing opportunities on a rolling basis through March 12th and will send an email to confirm your acceptance into the program. 

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! 

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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