Tips and Best Practices

7 Tips for Leveraging Your Hopkins Story in a Resume

By Michael Gonzales, Life Design Educator, mgonza70@jh.edu

You’ve accomplished wonderful things no matter your year as a Hopkins student! The next step is to tell your Hopkins story in ways that an evaluator would quickly find appealing when reviewing a …

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Asking for Letters of Recommendation

Written by Tracy Smith, Director of Undergraduate Research, The Johns Hopkins University Potential employers, scholarship and grant selection committees, and graduate school admissions offices depend heavily on recommendation letters to gain insight into applicants’ personal strengths, weaknesses and accomplishments. This kind …

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Mentor or Mentee: What It Takes to Be Great

“The most satisfying thing in my career has been serving as a mentor to more than 100 mentees from the high school level to the attending physician level,” said Eliot Siegel, M.D., professor of diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine, as …

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5 Questions You Should Ask as a Mentee

It can be overwhelming to try to figure out what you want to gain from mentoring (it can sometimes feel like that childhood question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”). But if you pull apart the …

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5 Steps to Find the Right Mentor for You

Follow these steps to find a mentor who can support you by providing the insights and assistance you need.

1. Reflect on whether mentorship is a good fit for you

Consider your attributes and whether you would be a good …

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Prepare for your Mentor Meeting: Questions and Best Practices

Question ideas for mentees (to ask mentors)
What courses / books / resources have made an impact on your career?
What’s some leadership advice you’d share with another manager? Maybe an early lesson or mistake you learned from?
How do you measure …

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Where to Find People To Network With

By Smiti Nathan, LDE for Physical and Environmental Science You have been probably told that networking is important, especially for forming connections with people in your field. This post offers suggestions on where to find people to network with.

Why are YOU …

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Don’t Let a Coffee Meeting Just be a Coffee Meeting

How to turn informational interviews into longer term relationships

By: Rebecca Aman Okay, so you’ve gone on your informational interview. Over the thirty minute conversation, your coffee-mate gave you insight into what the organization is like, how it’s structured, and …

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Why Mentoring Matters, and How to Get Started

“I want the women that I mentor around me to see those possibilities, how they can make a difference when someday they’re in charge,” Kathy Hochul, now New York’s lieutenant governor, said. “I want them to have a more expansive …

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