The Life Design Lab is proud to announce the fifth annual Future Fest, Hopkins’ premiere experience exhibition, life design exploration & employer recruitment festival. Our aim is to foster authentic and resourceful connections between students, employers and the entire Hopkins community so we all may explore what is possible and discover the next steps to a life well lived.

Future Fest will be held from September 6-20, 2024 spread across the beautiful Homewood campus, primarily in the:  

  • Imagine Center for Integrative Learning and Life Design
  • Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center 
  • Glass Pavilion 

Student registration will open August 1, 2024. Mark your calendar!

Future Fest Registration


What to expect at Future Fest 2024

Future Fest is much more than a traditional career fair or career services event. At Johns Hopkins University, we firmly believe that our entire community can benefit from lived experiences and human connection. Designing your life is an ongoing process, and this annual experience aims to encourage exploration, uncover opportunities, and bridge connections so that our community of students feel confident designing a fulfilling life.​ Through that process, and as a part of Future Fest, our campus partners, alumni and employers all can benefit in their own life design and organizational objectives by being part of those experiences and making valuable connections with our students. Learn more about how Future Fest can support your needs.

Future Fest is Johns Hopkins University’s kickoff to integrative learning and life design. Each September, we provide our students with a full slate of events that help them understand what is available to support and inform their life design. Whether it be cultivating relationships with alumni, employers and campus partners, or understanding the available experiences and opportunities available, Future Fest will ensure our Blue Jays are making the most of their time at JHU.

With over a dozen events and experiences, there is plenty of opportunity for our broader community of Blue Jays to reach back and make meaningful connections with our students. If you are a Hopkins alumnus or alumnae, do not hesitate to reach out to get involved.

Future Fest is the first and most visible opportunity for our valued employer partners to get in front of the student population at Johns Hopkins. Yes, we offer opportunities for recruiters to engage with our students in a traditional career fair setting; however, there are additional opportunities to have deeper, more meaningful connections with our student population throughout the two-plus week experience


Get Involved

You can find detailed event information and registration links in the identity based drop-downs below. Please note that all attendees are welcome at ALL events. You do not need to identify with a group in order to attend a specific session if it interests you!

Welcome to the Future Fest Kickoff at the Imagine Center! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time explorer, this event is your gateway to a world of opportunities. Here’s what awaits you: 

  1. Check-In and Explore:
    • Visit our Life Design Lab information desk to learn about resources, programs, and services for your professional journey. 
    • Grab your “Future Fest Passport” – your ticket to adventure! 
    • Fuel up with delicious food as you prepare for takeoff. 
  2. Get Curious about Life Design:
    • Engage in fun activities to learn about Life Design, ignite your creativity, and envision your future. 
    • Connect with fellow travelers – share dreams, aspirations, and ideas. 
    • Plan your adventure by exploring different pathways and possibilities. 
  3. Meet Your Flight Attendants and Crew – Life Design Educators:
    • Experienced guides are here to assist you. Ask questions, seek advice, and chart your course. 
    • Learn from other students who have successfully navigated internships, programs, and more through the Life Design Lab. 
  4. Fill Your Passport for VIP Access:
    • Gain VIP early access to the Future Fest career fair by engaging in our activities and filling your passport. 

Whether you’re here for a quick layover or planning an extended stay, the Future Fest Kickoff promises inspiration, connections, and valuable insights. Buckle up – your adventure begins now! 

Friday September 6 in the Imagine Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Prepare for the Fair is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the skills and confidence needed to succeed at in-person career fairs through updating their resume, networking practice and tips for navigating the fair. Through this initiative, students gain valuable insights into various career pathways, broadening their perspectives and enhancing their understanding of potential professional opportunities. The program focuses on building students’ confidence in their abilities, including researching opportunities and effectively telling their own stories. By actively utilizing provided resources and participating in preparation events, students are thoroughly prepared to engage with employers and make the most of career fair opportunities.

Dates and Times:
Saturday Sept 14th 11-4, location TBA
Wednesday September 18 from 11-7 in the Imagine Center Lobby and Content Creation Lab
Thursday September 19 from 11-7 in the Imagine Center Lobby and Content Creation Lab

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The JHU Career Fair is our premier employer engagement event designed to connect Johns Hopkins University students with a diverse range of employers and career opportunities. Students will have the chance to establish valuable connections, gain insights into different career pathways, and broaden their professional perspectives. The career fair is also your chance to uncover opportunities , practice your elevator pitch, and leverage available resources. By actively engaging in preparation events, you will be well-equipped to navigate the career fair successfully and take significant steps toward your professional future!

Friday September 20 from 11-3 in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Get ready to supercharge your STEM career journey at the JHU Virtual STEM Career Fair! This event is your golden ticket to connect with STEM employers from across the country, right from the comfort of your own space. Here’s why you don’t want to miss out:

  • Chat one-on-one with employer representatives
  • Explore STEM employers that are looking to recruit JHU student talent
  • Network with companies actively looking for their next star employee (it could be you!)

No sweaty handshakes required – just bring your enthusiasm and questions! This virtual STEM fair is all about helping you find opportunities that align with your goals and passions. Whether you’re a first-year student curious about internships or a soon-to-be grad hunting for that perfect job, there’s something for you!

Monday, September 16 from 1-4pm EDT. Virtual platform.

Registration Link (coming soon!)

This is a great opportunity for students to chat with 6-8 Biotech employers to provide low stakes employer engagements for students. Students will be able to identify the differences between small, medium and large companies in the biotech industries while building confidence in conversations with employers in how they show their work.

Thursday September 19 from 12-4 in the Imagine Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

This event is your opportunity to demystify USAJobs and gain invaluable tips directly from those in the know. Whether you’re just starting to explore federal careers or refining your application strategy, this event is essential for your career journey. Join us for an exclusive event where you’ll gain insider knowledge on navigating the federal government’s hiring process from LDL staff and esteemed employers.
Event Highlights:
• Expert Insights: Hear directly from LDL staff and federal government employers on the intricacies of USAJobs.
• Navigational Tips: Learn essential strategies to navigate the challenging landscape of federal government applications.
• Employer Connections: Connect with employers to understand what it takes to excel in the federal job application process.
• Get Application Ready: Take your first step towards preparing a stellar government application.

Friday September 13 at noon at 555 Penn in Washington D.C.

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The Life Design Lab, Hire Hopkins, and Center for Social Concern all host internship programs to introduce students to opportunities with partner employers. Come learn about the unique intricacies about these programs, hear directly from employers and former interns about the impact of the experiences, and understand how to obtain an impactful summer opportunity.

Friday September 13 at noon in the Imagine Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

To provide comprehensive information about pursuing a Public Health Graduate Degree in the United States, with a focus on the top 4 public health institutions including Johns Hopkins University, covering program options, application processes, career prospects, and networking opportunities. 

Thursday September 19 from 6-7:30 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Get ready to supercharge your STEM career journey at the JHU Virtual STEM Career Fair! This event is your golden ticket to connect with STEM employers from across the country, right from the comfort of your own space. Here’s why you don’t want to miss out:

  • Chat one-on-one with employer representatives
  • Explore STEM employers that are looking to recruit JHU student talent
  • Network with companies actively looking for their next star employee (it could be you!)

No sweaty handshakes required – just bring your enthusiasm and questions! This virtual STEM fair is all about helping you find opportunities that align with your goals and passions. Whether you’re a first-year student curious about internships or a soon-to-be grad hunting for that perfect job, there’s something for you!

Monday, September 16 from 1-4pm EDT. Virtual platform.

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The JHU Career Fair is our premier employer engagement event designed to connect Johns Hopkins University students with a diverse range of employers and career opportunities. Students will have the chance to establish valuable connections, gain insights into different career pathways, and broaden their professional perspectives. The career fair is also your chance to uncover opportunities , practice your elevator pitch, and leverage available resources. By actively engaging in preparation events, you will be well-equipped to navigate the career fair successfully and take significant steps toward your professional future!

Friday September 20 from 11-3 in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

This interactive workshop is designed to help international students at Hopkins identify strategies for discussing visa status, CPT/OPT, work authorization eligibility, etc. to (potential) employers with confidence and clarity. This workshop will provide you with useful tips and tricks, an opportunity to practice your new skills, and get ready to tell your story at the Future Fest Career Fair! 

Wednesday, Sept 11 at 6 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Discover the power of connection as we invite you to engage with accomplished Black alumni and industry leaders who will candidly share their journey to success. Uncover the secrets to your future success through discussions on authenticity, overcoming failures, making tough decisions, navigating challenging relationships, and fostering valuable connections. Don’t miss this chance to gain insights that can shape your path to success! The event starts with casual networking and a panel-style “Ask Me Anything” so attendees can hear alumni insights, followed by small group chats led by alumni attendees. This program is ideal for any student who is exploring identity in the workplace or an identity-based student organization members (particularly black students) and alumni from not only Hopkins, but those student organizations, the Society of Black Alumni (SOBA), and other professional associations.   

Thursday September 12 at 6 pm in Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

This experience is designed to help students with international perspectives (SIPs), including study abroad students and international students, learn how to leverage their skills and experiences from living or studying abroad on resumes and cover letters, in interviews, and more!

Monday September 16 at 6 pm in Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join the Life Design Lab for a one-hour interactive workshop that will overview best practices on how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT, VMock, etc. in your career readiness and life design processes.  Whether you’re exploring what you can do with your major, identifying organizations for jobs & internships, writing an introductory message to someone on LinkedIn or OneHop, or fine-tuning your resume and cover letter, this session will provide you with the opportunity to practice ways that AI can serve as a tool to help initiate and maximize your personal and professional journeys at Hopkins and beyond! 

Tuesday September 10 at 6pm (Virtual)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

We are excited to announce a special networking program designed specifically for international graduate students! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to interact closely with prospective employers before the Future Fest career fair. This curated event aims to help you cultivate meaningful connections, empowering you to maximize your networking potential and enhance your career prospects. Don’t miss this chance to get a head start on your future career!

Monday September 16 beginning at 2 p.m. Located at 555 Penn, Rooms 426/428/430 (The Kenney Link Room)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Want to learn how to share your story? Want to get over your fear of public speaking? Or are you looking to perfect your ability to perform? Unlock the power of concise and compelling storytelling at Story Slam! Whether you’re an aspiring storyteller or just love a good tale, join us for an evening filled with creativity, passion, and unforgettable narratives.  

You will be matched with a coach to assist with the story-making process, followed by an Open Mic hour where you will have the opportunity to share your story. Whether you’re presenting or simply soaking in the stories, Story Slam promises to ignite your imagination, broaden your horizons, and leave you buzzing with inspiration. Don’t miss out—come join us for an unforgettable evening of storytelling brilliance! **Laptops/tablets are required to participate!**

Tuesday September 17 from 6 -8 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium. Limited seats available so register ASAP!

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join the Life Design Lab for a one-hour interactive workshop that will overview best practices on how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT, VMock, etc. in your career readiness and life design processes.  Whether you’re exploring what you can do with your major, identifying organizations for jobs & internships, writing an introductory message to someone on LinkedIn or OneHop, or fine-tuning your resume and cover letter, this session will provide you with the opportunity to practice ways that AI can serve as a tool to help initiate and maximize your personal and professional journeys at Hopkins and beyond!  

Tuesday September 10 at 6pm (Virtual)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Experience a one-day Exploratory Trek in Our Nation’s Capital where JHU Homewood students will be introduced to academic resources, including Hopkins Semester in DC, professional connections, and a cultural experience in Washington, DC. This unique Trek offers networking with students, staff, and professionals, informative presentations, a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and lunch. The goal is to offer insights for your academic and career pathways while facilitating meaningful engagement, building connections to explore Hopkins beyond Homewood.

Saturday, September 14th,  8am-8pm at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center (555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC -4th floor, Conference Room #820)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The Life Design Lab, Hire Hopkins, and Center for Social Concern all host internship programs to introduce students to opportunities with partner employers. Come learn about the unique intricacies about these programs, hear directly from employers and former interns about the impact of the experiences, and understand how to obtain an impactful summer opportunity.

Friday September 13 at noon in the Imagine Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Future Fest Chronicles: Unveiling FLI Students’ Journeys highlights FLI students’ achievements in research, study abroad experiences, internships, conference attendance, and other experiential learning opportunities. Students will showcase their accomplishments through interactive presentations where attendees will gain valuable information and practical advice on securing high-impact opportunities. Join us to tap into FLI Students’ inspirational journeys and curiosity as they share their academic and professional aspirations.

Wednesday, September 11th  from 6-8 pm in the Glass Pavilion

Registration Link (coming soon!)

During this experience, we will highlight the excellence, triumph and fulfillment of leaders in the workforce. Leaders share their stories of how they have come to a space of fulfillment in their work at various times in their life journey from working through language, gender, and oppression experiences to continue to live their best life through it all. We hope participants leave with tangible skills to practice self-advocacy to help ensure closing equity gap of opportunities and salary gaps.

Wednesday Sept 18th at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium & Open Area 

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The objective of this event is to inspire and provide tangible strategies to help women excel in leadership roles and combat imposter syndrome particularly in male-dominated fields. The event will be a dynamic and interactive event featuring a keynote speaker who is a visionary leader, strategic thinker with extensive experience in engineering management, consulting, and the federal government and is passionate about empowering organizations to achieve excellence through leadership development. 

Friday September 13 at 6pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium 

Registration Link (coming soon!)

During this experience, we will highlight the excellence, triumph and fulfillment of leaders in the workforce. Leaders share their stories of how they have come to a space of fulfillment in their work at various times in their life journey from working through language, gender, and oppression experiences to continue to live their best life through it all. We hope participants leave with tangible skills to practice self-advocacy to help ensure closing equity gap of opportunities and salary gaps.

Wednesday Sept 18th at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium & Open Area 

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Can they really ask me that?  Join this session led by legal experts on employment rights for the LGBTQ+ community.  Discover best practices for navigating job applications, interviews, and the workplace as a Trans or LGBTQ individual. You’ll gain insights into legal frameworks, learn strategies for fostering inclusive workplaces, and explore the intersectionality of identities. Walk away with knowlege, tools and resources to lauch your career with pride! All are welcome. 

Tuesday September 17 at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Future Fest Chronicles: Unveiling FLI Students’ Journeys highlights FLI students’ achievements in research, study abroad experiences, internships, conference attendance, and other experiential learning opportunities. Students will showcase their accomplishments through interactive presentations where attendees will gain valuable information and practical advice on securing high-impact opportunities. Join us to tap into FLI Students’ inspirational journeys and curiosity as they share their academic and professional aspirations.

Wednesday, September 11th  from 6-8 pm in the Glass Pavilion

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Discover the power of connection as we invite you to engage with accomplished Black alumni and industry leaders who will candidly share their journey to success. Uncover the secrets to your future success through discussions on authenticity, overcoming failures, making tough decisions, navigating challenging relationships, and fostering valuable connections. Don’t miss this chance to gain insights that can shape your path to success! The event starts with casual networking and a panel-style “Ask Me Anything” so attendees can hear alumni insights, followed by small group chats led by alumni attendees.  This program is ideal for any student who is exploring identity in the workplace or an identity-based student organization members (particularly black students) and alumni from not only Hopkins, but those student organizations, the Society of Black Alumni (SOBA), and other professional associations.  

Thursday September 12 at 6 pm in Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Explore the excellence through triumph and fulfillment of leaders in the workforce. Latina leaders share their stories of how they have come to a space of fulfillment in their work at various times in their life journey from working through language, gender, and oppression experiences to continue to live their best life through it all. We hope participants leave encouraged to thrive in the workforce through tangible skills self-advocacy ensuring fulfilment in work spaces.

Wednesday Sept 18th at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium & Open Area 

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Experience a one-day Exploratory Trek in Our Nation’s Capital where JHU Homewood students will be introduced to academic resources, including Hopkins Semester in DC, professional connections, and a cultural experience in Washington, DC. This unique Trek offers networking with students, staff, and professionals, informative presentations, a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and lunch. The goal is to offer insights for your academic and career pathways while facilitating meaningful engagement, building connections to explore Hopkins beyond Homewood.

Saturday, September 14th,  8am-8pm at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center (555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC -4th floor, Conference Room #820)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join Integrate Advisors on Monday, September 16th at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium for an empowering session designed exclusively for neurodivergent students.
What to Expect:
• Skills for Success: Learn essential strategies to navigate in-person career fairs with ease and confidence.
• Employer Engagement: Discover how to identify organizations that embrace and support neurodivergent individuals.
• Disclosure Guidance: Gain insights into when and how to disclose your unique identity to potential employers.
Why Attend? This session is your gateway to unlocking valuable skills and opportunities tailored to your needs as a neurodivergent student. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to thrive in your career journey. Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to prepare for your future success. Join us and take the next step towards achieving your career goals with confidence.

Monday Sept. 16th at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join the Life Design Lab for a one-hour interactive workshop that will overview best practices on how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT, VMock, etc. in your career readiness and life design processes.  Whether you’re exploring what you can do with your major, identifying organizations for jobs & internships, writing an introductory message to someone on LinkedIn or OneHop, or fine-tuning your resume and cover letter, this session will provide you with the opportunity to practice ways that AI can serve as a tool to help initiate and maximize your personal and professional journeys at Hopkins and beyond!   

Tuesday September 10 at 6pm (Virtual)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Are you interested in a career in consulting? Join us on Monday, September 9th at 6pm to hear from a variety of employer partners about the different types of consulting careers that exist across industries. You will then gain hands on experience practicing the work being completed at the firm. 

Monday, September 9 at 6 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The Life Design Lab, Hire Hopkins, and Center for Social Concern all host internship programs to introduce students to opportunities with partner employers. Come learn about the unique intricacies about these programs, hear directly from employers and former interns about the impact of the experiences, and understand how to obtain an impactful summer opportunity.

Friday, September 13 at noon in the Imagine Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join the Life Design Lab for a one-hour interactive workshop that will overview best practices on how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT, VMock, etc. in your career readiness and life design processes.  Whether you’re exploring what you can do with your major, identifying organizations for jobs & internships, writing an introductory message to someone on LinkedIn or OneHop, or fine-tuning your resume and cover letter, this session will provide you with the opportunity to practice ways that AI can serve as a tool to help initiate and maximize your personal and professional journeys at Hopkins and beyond!  

Tuesday September 10 at 6pm (Virtual)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

This program is designed for first and second year students potentially interested in finance careers to help them identify different types of career paths as they align with their values. Join to learn about student and employer finance timelines and relevant resources so you can proactively and confidently jumpstart your finance journey!

Monday Sept. 9th at Noon in Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Ever wonder what you can do with your major? The scope is likely much larger than you imagine. Employers across industries rely on graduates with varied backgrounds and skillsets to achieve their mission. This mixer is a fun and interactive way to learn to talk with alumni and employers through a skills-based lens, painting a clearer picture of all you can do with your major. Food provided!

Tuesday September 10 at 6 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Receive guidance from three alumni in different places in their medical careers. Hear their stories, the opportunities they took, those they considered, and those they are still exploring. Come ready to ask the questions that will inform your path to medicine. Food provided.

Wednesday, September 18 at 6 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

See your RA to help map out your Future Fest plans based on your interests, identities and majors. Attend events with your floor, talk about what you learned in the sessions and track your community’s attendance for a chance to win a floor party.

Happening throughout all of Future Fest! Check with your RA for more information.

Are you interested in a career in consulting? Join us on Monday, September 9th at 6pm to hear from a variety of employer partners about the different types of consulting careers that exist across industries. You will then gain hands on experience practicing the work being completed at the firm. 

Monday, September 9 at 6 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The Life Design Lab, Hire Hopkins, and Center for Social Concern all host internship programs to introduce students to opportunities with partner employers. Come learn about the unique intricacies about these programs, hear directly from employers and former interns about the impact of the experiences, and understand how to obtain an impactful summer opportunity.

Friday September 13 at noon in the Imagine Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

While this event is intended to serve as an introduction to the 2024-2025 YTTI Program, it will also serve as an employer panel event where recruiters from a variety of industries share what they are most looking for in candidates in the internship hiring processes. The program will also address industry specific timelines around internships, as well as the nuances of applying to an internship, rather than a full-time role. Lastly, the program will serve as marketing for the YTTI program and a kick off to the application process.

Monday September 16 at 7 pm, Mason Hall Auditorium 1

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join the Life Design Lab for a one-hour interactive workshop that will overview best practices on how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT, VMock, etc. in your career readiness and life design processes.  Whether you’re exploring what you can do with your major, identifying organizations for jobs & internships, writing an introductory message to someone on LinkedIn or OneHop, or fine-tuning your resume and cover letter, this session will provide you with the opportunity to practice ways that AI can serve as a tool to help initiate and maximize your personal and professional journeys at Hopkins and beyond!   

Tuesday September 10 at 6pm (Virtual)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Pre-Health 201 is a workshop geared toward JHU pre-health upper-class (sophomores, juniors, & seniors) students and aims to prepare them to be successful pre-health applicants. We will revisit topics from pre-health 101 and go more in-depth about the timeline and the how’s of preparing your pre-health portfolio. Food provided.

Wednesday, September 11 at 12:30-1:30 in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

This program is designed for first and second year students potentially interested in finance careers to help them identify different types of career paths as they align with their values. Join to learn about student and employer finance timelines and relevant resources so you can proactively and confidently jumpstart your finance journey!

Monday Sept. 9th at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

See your RA to help map out your Future Fest plans based on your interests, identities and majors. Attend events with your floor, talk about what you learned in the sessions and track your community’s attendance for a chance to win a floor party.

Happening throughout all of Future Fest! Check with your RA for more information.

Pre-Health 201 is a workshop geared toward JHU pre-health upper-class (sophomores, juniors, & seniors) students and aims to prepare them to be successful pre-health applicants. We will revisit topics from pre-health 101 and go more in-depth about the timeline and the how’s of preparing your pre-health portfolio. Food provided.

Wednesday, September 11 at 12:30-1:30 in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join the Life Design Lab for a one-hour interactive workshop that will overview best practices on how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT, VMock, etc. in your career readiness and life design processes.  Whether you’re exploring what you can do with your major, identifying organizations for jobs & internships, writing an introductory message to someone on LinkedIn or OneHop, or fine-tuning your resume and cover letter, this session will provide you with the opportunity to practice ways that AI can serve as a tool to help initiate and maximize your personal and professional journeys at Hopkins and beyond!   

Tuesday September 10 at 6pm (Virtual)

Registration Link (coming soon!)

While this event is intended to serve as an introduction to the 2024-2025 YTTI Program, it will also serve as an employer panel event where recruiters from a variety of industries share what they are most looking for in candidates in the internship hiring processes. The program will also address industry specific timelines around internships, as well as the nuances of applying to an internship, rather than a full-time role. Lastly, the program will serve as marketing for the YTTI program and a kick off to the application process.

Monday September 16 at 7 pm, Mason Hall Auditorium 1

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Are you interested in a career in consulting? Join us on Monday, September 9th at 6pm to hear from a variety of employer partners about the different types of consulting careers that exist across industries. You will then gain hands on experience practicing the work being completed at the firm.  

Monday, September 9 at 6 pm in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)


Chaim Shapiro is the Undergraduate Director of Career Services at Touro University and a nationally recognized expert on optimizing LinkedIn, presenting at universities nationwide.  This would be a one-hour webinar on optimizing LinkedIn for students, focused on optimizing networking and job search (beyond job postings). Students will:
1)  Gain an understanding on how to create an engaging profile to result in more attention from hiring recruiters.

2)  Gain an understanding on how to find people on LinkedIn with areas of interest to the student.

3)  How to search 2nd degree connections (often resulting in 4 to 100 times the number of a student’s own direct connections); then to ask those direct contacts to initiate an introduction to the targeted 2nd degree connection — hopefully to arrange a brief phone engagement about careers in a mutual field of interest. — taking pressure off the student to directly reach out to people of interest they don’t know.

Thursday, September 12 at Noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Pre-Health 201 is a workshop geared toward JHU pre-health upper-class (sophomores, juniors, & seniors) students and aims to prepare them to be successful pre-health applicants. We will revisit topics from pre-health 101 and go more in-depth about the timeline and the how’s of preparing your pre-health portfolio. Food provided.

Wednesday, September 11 at 12:30-1:30 in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Meet with alumni leaders from the Whiting School of Engineering about navigating through career paths & hear about real-world experiences from a small alumni panel.  LDL will provide resources to help you as you navigate your personal and professional goals.

Tuesday, September 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm in Hodson Hall

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Meet with alumni leaders from the Whiting School of Engineering about navigating through career paths & hear about real-world experiences from a small alumni panel.  LDL will provide resources to help you as you navigate your personal and professional goals.

Tuesday, September 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm in Hodson Hall followed by a reception in the Glass Pavilion

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Join us for an insightful webinar featuring Chaim Shapiro, the Undergraduate Director of Career Services at Touro University and a nationally recognized expert on leveraging LinkedIn for career success.

In this one-hour session, Chaim will guide students through advanced LinkedIn strategies beyond basic job postings. Participants will learn how to:

1. Craft an engaging profile that attracts attention from hiring recruiters.
2. Effectively connect with professionals who share their interests.
3. Utilize second-degree connections to expand networking opportunities, including tips on requesting introductions from mutual contacts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your LinkedIn presence and elevate your career prospects!

Thursday, September 12 at noon in the Imagine Center’s Summit Auditorium

Registration Link (coming soon!)

The Life Design Lab, Hire Hopkins, and Center for Social Concern all host internship programs to introduce students to opportunities with partner employers. Come learn about the unique intricacies about these programs, hear directly from employers and former interns about the impact of the experiences, and understand how to obtain an impactful summer opportunity.

Friday September 13 at noon in the Imagine Center

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Are you an AAP or WSE master’s student interested in connecting with fellow graduates and local alumni? If so, the LDL Graduate team, in partnership with AAP and WSE Student Affairs, is excited to invite you to our upcoming event, Grad Link. This social gathering is a fantastic opportunity to build a strong sense of community among students and alumni. We hope to see you there! 

Thursday, September 12 at 5pm at 555 Penn-8th Floor Room 822

Registration Link (coming soon!)


Experience a one-day Exploratory Trek in Our Nation’s Capital where JHU Homewood students will be introduced to academic resources, including Hopkins Semester in DC, professional connections, and a cultural experience in Washington, DC. This unique Trek offers networking with students, staff, and professionals, informative presentations, a visit to Smithsonian National Museum and lunch. The goal is to offer insights for your academic and career pathways while facilitating meaningful engagement, building connections to explore Hopkins beyond Homewood.

Saturday, September 14th from 8 am-8 pm at 555 Penn, 4th floor, conference room Room 820

Registration Link (coming soon!)

Get ready to supercharge your STEM career journey at the JHU Virtual STEM Career Fair! This event is your golden ticket to connect with STEM employers from across the country, right from the comfort of your own space. Here’s why you don’t want to miss out:

  • Chat one-on-one with employer representatives
  • Explore STEM employers that are looking to recruit JHU student talent
  • Network with companies actively looking for their next star employee (it could be you!)

No sweaty handshakes required – just bring your enthusiasm and questions! This virtual STEM fair is all about helping you find opportunities that align with your goals and passions. Whether you’re a first-year student curious about internships or a soon-to-be grad hunting for that perfect job, there’s something for you!

Monday, September 16 from 1-4pm EDT. Virtual platform.

Registration Link (coming soon!)

We are excited to announce a special networking program designed specifically for international graduate students! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to interact closely with prospective employers before the Future Fest career fair. This curated event aims to help you cultivate meaningful connections, empowering you to maximize your networking potential and enhance your career prospects. Don’t miss this chance to get a head start on your future career!

Monday September 16 beginning at 2 p.m. Located at 555 Penn, Rooms 426/428/430 (The Kenney Link Room)

Registration Link (coming soon!)