Scientific Communication: Mentoring Workshop

Written by:

Ashley A. Schantz, Sr. Director of Undergraduate Education, Life Design Lab

Jason Trageser, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Neuroscience

Scientists need to be able to communicate their research to a broad audience. This is essential because everyone benefits …

By Ashley Schantz
Ashley Schantz Senior Director, Undergraduate Education
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Reflections from the International Career Collective’s Inaugural Think Tank

Written by: Yasir Kurt

The International Career Collective’s (ICC) Think Tank, held on Friday, June 7th, served as a vital platform for career services professionals to gain insights and strategies tailored to the unique opportunities for international students. This focus …

By Kayla Michael
Kayla Michael
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Inaugural Champions of Map the System Hopkins Announced

Congratulations to the Inaugural Champions of Map the System Hopkins!

The Life Design Lab is thrilled to announce that the team of Dory Bittle, Teja Sathi, Kim Hwang Yeo, and Juliet Zon has been selected as the winners of the 

By Kayla Michael
Kayla Michael
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A Lesson in Pivoting 

By Kate Barrett and Stacey Mitchell

Over the past few weeks, we have reflected deeply and fondly on participating in this year’s Washington, DC Career Trek for international studies (IS) majors sponsored by the Life Design Lab and the Program in International …

By Life Design Lab
Life Design Lab
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Nurturing Tech and Entrepreneurial Spirit: An Intersession Trek to the Bay Area 

Intersession Treks are one of Johns Hopkins University’s Life Design Lab’s signature programs. The staff meticulously craft multiple industry-based, immersive, and credit-bearing experiences, recognizing the profound impact of integrating our Life Design curriculum into real-world contexts. In one of these …

By Caitlin Broccoli
Caitlin Broccoli Assistant Director of Life Design: Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Attend the JHU First Year Major Exploration Fair!

Are you curious about learning more about ideas/topics that are tied to the major you are planning to declare this spring as a KSAS student? Are you interested in pivoting toward a new major altogether but not sure where to …

By Michael Gonzales
Michael Gonzales Associate Director of Life Design: First Year Krieger
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Strangers on a Train: Why Authentic Communities Start Small

-Heather Braun

“That visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.” ― Audre Lorde

Bringing strangers together to design their lives reminds me of traveling by train. In my twenties, I toured …

By Heather Braun
Heather Braun Senior Asst Director of Life Design for Graduate Programming
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Intersession Courses and Treks 2024

Get hands-on, in-person experience in the industries and areas you’ve always wondered about. Apply for the trek that matches your career interest whether they are Life Design Lab sponsored or academically sponsored. Students are only able to participate in one …

By Maren Gonzales
Maren Gonzales Communications Associate
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Do You Have the Magic Bullet for Your Job Search?

By Heather Braun

ALDE Course, Week 3: Building Connections

“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”
― M. Scott Peck

Crowds make me dizzy with anxiety. As a hard core introvert, I’ve learned to …

By Heather Braun
Heather Braun Senior Asst Director of Life Design for Graduate Programming
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Life Design Lab Launches Fall 2023 Industry Weeks 

By: Ashley Schantz, Caitlin Broccoli, and Sarah Connelly 

Beginning the week of September 25th and throughout the 2023-2024 academic year, the Life Design Lab will host Industry Weeks.  

What are Industry Weeks? 

Industry Weeks serve as an exciting opportunity for …

By Sarah Connelly
Sarah Connelly Senior Life Design Educator: AMS, CaSE, & EHE
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Pushing Past Our Fears: How Life Design Can Help Week 2: Imagine Possible Lives

Article by Heather Braun, Life Design Educator for Advanced Academic Programs, KSAS

I thought I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. But then, eight months ago, I left my 15-year career as an English professor, the …

By Heather Braun
Heather Braun Senior Asst Director of Life Design for Graduate Programming
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Feeling Stuck? How Life Design Can Help You Break Through


Heather Braun

“The most reliable way to achieve a breakthrough is getting stuck and unstuck over and over again.” — Adam Alter, Anatomy of a Breakthrough (2023)

I’m not a therapist. And yet, I spend a good portion of my day listening to …

By Heather Braun
Heather Braun Senior Asst Director of Life Design for Graduate Programming
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