Hire Hopkins | March 2024

A Message From Our Director

Dear reader,

Last week I was sharing my professional roadblocks with my mentor over dinner. We were eating sashimi tacos and a big bowl of melted cheese (tasted way better than it sounds) and brainstorming what the future could look like for hiring + recruiting from higher ed.
When I shared my vision (which includes student programming based on employer feedback and outcomes data), the key we realized, was being able to collaborate with different types of personalities. She gave me a fun + quick (non-scientific) personality test – the four-bird (DOPE) model.

It’s apparently similar to the DISC method, but a little more relatable since we compare ourselves to birds rather than abstract personality adjectives.

They are…dove, owl, peacock, and eagle.

Adam Grant, professor at Wharton and author, shares that when it comes to team sports 2 stars on the court are more effective than 4. In a Ted Talk he profiles Shane Battier as the “No-Stats All-Star.” Every team he played on would win more when he was around! What a dream team member.

So what bird are you? A peacock, dove, eagle, or owl? And how can you leverage that with the strengths (or bird profiles) of your colleagues? You can find the link to the test and the Ted talk here.  



P.S. There are lots of recruiting events to partake in and deadlines coming up this week – scroll down for the details. You don’t want to miss out 🙂

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)

Is your gut feeling leading you wrong in the hiring process? Research shows unstructured interviews can introduce bias and fail to predict job performance effectively. Ditch the hiring gamble and build a great team with structured interviews! Read the full article here.

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. 

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)

Start-Up Fest

Are you a Baltimore-region startup looking for intern support? We’re partnering to bring you talent from our undergraduate programs, entrepreneurship-focused accelerators, and graduate business program for this event!

When: April 3rd 4:30-6:30 PM.

Where: FastForward U (320 West 29th Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21211)

Startup registration is free and open now.

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.

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!

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Life Design Office

If your organization has full-time or part-time projects that could benefit from the expertise of Hopkins PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows, please connect with Tyler Sluder (tsluder1@jhu.edu) and Amy Braun, Ph.D. (abraun5@jhmi.edu).

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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