Accepted Student Career Resources

Preparing for your career journey.

At Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, we know the transition of earning a graduate degree takes time. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of resources available prior to you enrolling in courses to ensure you start your academic program ready to meet early recruitment deadlines.

Setting Goals and Intentions

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At the start of any transition, it is important to understand your goals and set intentions that provide a foundation for your career plan. Begin to define your goals to help establish your short- and long-term career objectives. Developing SMART goals is a beginning technique used for clarifying ideas and uncovering what goals are attainable to increase your chances of achieving career success. Understanding your goals and intentions helps target opportunities for future development.

To aid in the process of understanding your goals and intentions, we’ve provided resources to help create a successful career plan.

*available once you enroll in courses

Resume and Cover Letters

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Your resume and cover letter are tools designed to present your relevant experience and accomplishments to give you a competitive advantage. Building a resume and cover letter can be done in the beginning stages of graduate school to support early discussions on internships and job opportunities post-graduation.

In specific industries, recruitment begins in early Fall. Prepare yourself by getting a head start on updating your resume and drafting cover letters. Resumes and cover letters should be tailored to the specific position you are applying for.

If you’re not quite sure how to prepare your resume and cover letter, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you begin the process:

Developing and Maintaining Your Online Presence

a couple of students and a older advisor, siting outside over looking the harbor. The male student is holding a laptop with the female student overlooking as the advisor points to something on the screen

Creating an online professional presence is just as important as a resume and cover letter. Take advantage of creating an online presence at the beginning of your graduate career to gain an edge when searching for internships, jobs, and business opportunities for your future. Additional developmental time allows you to build a clean online presence and network with experts in different industries.

To become competitive in a professional space, LinkedIn profiles help to differentiate yourself in the industry. By updating your online profile with relevant experiences and knowledge, recruiters on LinkedIn can view your qualifications and gain a comprehensive understanding of your professional brand. Below are resources to help you create a LinkedIn profile:

Company & Professional Associations Engagement

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Professional engagements are an excellent opportunity for you to introduce yourself to recruiters or companies from areas outside your community. While some travel may be required, all students are welcome to affinity conferences or pre-MBA opportunities to better position themselves in the marketplace. It’s encouraged to check the conference and pre-MBA websites regularly to find a list of participating companies to determine which conference or experience will be the best fit for you.

Additional Career Resources for Students

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School provides additional career resources for students who enroll in classes at Carey. Once you enroll in courses, you will have access to Handshake. Handshake is the Career Development Office’s central system for career resources, job and internship postings, events, and coaching appointments. Below are a few resources provided for you within Handshake:

  • Career Resources on Demand: Resources created and organized by Carey coaches to self-guide you through your career and life design
  • VMock: Resume review platform powered by artificial intelligence
  • FirstHand: Premier tool for industry, company, and job research
  • OneHop: Hopkins-exclusive networking platform

The Career Development Office knows the career process can be daunting. We are committed to helping students reach their goals through coaching, mentoring, and providing resources to make the transition as seamless as possible.