Hire Hopkins | June 2024

A Message From Our Director

Dear reader,

We’ve trained hundreds of companies and organizations every year on how to follow inclusive hiring practices.

That process is much more extensive than having a casual conversation and assessing chemistry because actually, managers tend to overestimate their ability to make accurate judgments based on intuition.

And while yes, it’s great to find people you wouldn’t mind spending time with (cue in the famous airport test) it’s not that simple.

The hiring process that my team uses, by contrast, helps us find people who think differently, or push us out of our comfort zone – and that’s what I want. I want team members who are excellent at what they do, who believe in our mission, and who will help us get there – even if we don’t agree all the time.

Want a sneak peek of our hiring process? I shared a very brief – but thorough- playbook on LinkedIn. Let me know what you think!

This month…



Alia Poonawala

Executive Director @ Hire Hopkins

Connect with me on LinkedIn | hirehopkins@jhu.edu

Future Fest Career Fair is Back!

The Life Design Lab is proud to announce the fifth annual Future Fest Career Fair, Hopkin’s Fall recruitment program that fosters authentic connections between employers and the Hopkins community!

  • Future Fest Virtual Career Fair: Meet with talented STEM students in scheduled 1:1 or small group meetings virtually. This will represent the best time for you access talent with a dedicated time and the lack of stress of long lines. Register today!
  • Future Fest In Person Career Fair: Attend the Johns Hopkins’ annual career fair that sees over 2,000 undergraduate, master’s, and PHD students attend from across our campuses. Register today!

MBA Corporate Networking Breakfast

Join us on December 6th for an event that isn’t just networking, but a chance to reconnect with fellow business leaders and forge new connections. This event is an opportunity for our employers, alumni, community guests, and Carey FT & PT MBA students to connect with each other for enlightening conversation, refreshments, and buffet breakfast. Contact us at carey_hire@jh.edu for more information.

  • When: December 6, 2024 from 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Pre-MBA Engagement Opportunities @ Carey Business School

Want to get first access to our MBA students before they begin their MBA programs? Join our hiring partners who meet and engage talent early. Contact us at carey_hire@jh.edu to discuss and promote your organization’s pre-MBA engagement opportunities.

By Chloe Donelan
Chloe Donelan