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Career Services

Based on research from the Assessment phase, Career Services was identified as an area of high priority for the SSEI project. Much of the focus of the first phase of implementation was on Career Services. Working with colleagues across all nine schools and our colleagues on the University Information Systems (UIS) team, launch Handshake, a platform connecting prospective employers with Hopkins talent, across all nine schools. In tandem with Handshake, we also launched an employer engagement platform, to help career services staff across the university enterprise cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective and current employers. Jean-Amiel Jourdan, director of Global Careers at the Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a key player on the career services working group, had this to say about his experience using the employer engagement platform:

The university also hired a new vice provost, Farouk Dey, whose vision extends beyond advocating for career services at JHU. Provost Dey is leading efforts to transform Hopkins into an environment wherein students of all levels across the divisions can more closely connect higher education with their life aspirations.

What We've Accomplished:

- Launched a universal career planning resource website to help students of all levels, fields of study and career trajectories. This resource hosts general information about career development and job seeking, as well as providing access to proprietary fee-based resources such as GoinGlobal, Case Questions Interactive, Skillsoft, Interview Stream, and others that benefit all students.
- Selected and launched Handshake as the common platform for career services resources for students across the nine different schools. Handshake also serves as the common access point for employers interested in Hopkins students and alums
- Expanded access to professional development tools (Skillsoft) to students
- Hired Farouk Dey, vice provost of integrative learning and life design
- Developed a multi-tiered approach to supporting Handshake functionality across the nine schools
- Handshake Operations Team formed to support Handshake functionality across all nine schools

What's In Process:

- Supporting Vice Provost Dey and career centers by helping host regular meetings to share best practices, implement new initiatives, and collaborate on events / communications

Goals / Expected Outcomes:

  • Greater student access to a broad range of jobs, career fairs, and events through university-wide system
  • Greater student access across schools and levels to resources for career planning and development
  • Greater ability for employers to recruit students from across the university enterprise
  • Single-entry, easier access point for employers

Who’s Involved?

Many dozens of full-time staff across Hopkins have donated their time and efforts to ensure successful implementation of recommendations that will create a better experience for students. Here follows a long list of the many Hopkins staff on one or more of the Career Services subcommittees, working to improve the Career Services function at Hopkins:

  • Betty Addison, Director of Career Services, BSPH
  • Tasmim Anwar, Alumni Relations Officer, Whiting School of Engineering (WSE)
  • Laura Arthur, Director of Career Services, School of Nursing (SON)
  • Jennifer Benson, Alumni Relations Officer, Carey Business School
  • Paul Binkley,  Director of Student Career Development, HSA
  • Kathy Bovard, Director of Coaching and Education, Carey
  • Kate Bradford, Assistant Director of Career Services, PDCO at SOM
  • Corinne Brassfield, Director of Employer Relations, Carey
  • Janet Burrowes, Employer Outreach Specialist, SAIS
  • Susan deMuth, Executive Director of University Alumni Relations
  • Jennifer Dotzenrod, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, SON
  • Jenny Eddinger, Student Career Counselor, SOE
  • Christopher Edwards, Academic Services Specialist, HSA
  • Lindsay Esposito, Director of Constituent Engagement, KSAS
  • Ann Garner, Executive Director of the Career Center, Homewood Student Affairs (HSA)
  • Laura Hannon, Executive Director for Student Affairs, KSAS AAP
  • Alayna Hayes Director of Employer Relations HSA
  • Emily Hogan, Career Services Officer, HSA
  • Sarah Hoover, Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives, Peabody
  • Daniel Horn, Assistant Dean, WSE Engineering for Professionals (EP)
  • Paul Hutchinson, Assistant Director of Student Career Services, Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH)
  • Jean Amiel Jourdan, Director of Career Services, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Erika Juengst, Alumni Relations Officer, BSPH
  • Leslie Kendrick, Senior Lecturer, WSE Center for Leadership Education
  • Debbie Kennison, Director of Constituent Engagement, Peabody
  • Justin Lorts, Senior Student Career Counselor, HSA
  • Christina Manceor, Employer Outreach Coordinator, Peabody
  • Robin McGinness, Employer Outreach Coordinator, Peabody
  • Christy Murray,  Director of Global Engagement, Carey Business School
  • CJ Neely, Career Services Specialist, BSPH
  • Moremi Oladeinde, Administrative Coordinator, SOM PDCO
  • Pat Phelps, Director of the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO), School of Medicine (SOM)
  • Caroline Pounds, Assistant Director of Biomedical Careers Initiative, SOM PDCO
  • Carrie Prescott, Sr. Program Analyst, Carey
  • Romy Schueller, Employer Outreach Coordinator, KSAS
  • Rebecca Shillenn, Communications Specialist for the Career Center, HSA
  • Mary Somers, Student Career Counselor, Carey
  • Heather Tapager, Librarian for Business and Management, Sheridan Libraries
  • Mark Vanderzyl, Business Development Officer, JHTV
  • Roni White, Director of Career Services, KSAS AAP
  • Sonjala Williams, Career Counselor and Employer Outreach specialist, WSE
  • Jen Yeager, Annual Giving Officer, School of Education (SOE)

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