Career development team

student and employer talking at the Carey Business School career fair

The Career Development Office empowers students to realize their full potential and secure meaningful careers that make an impact in the world.

Our approach

The Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C., based team includes career coaches and employer relations professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries. Resources and events offer opportunities for the following:

  • Personal interests, values, skills, and exploration assessments
  • Value proposition development
  • Branded resume and cover letter creation
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and employers
  • Internship and job search management
  • Interview confidence building
  • Career transition guidance

Network model

Students and employers work closely with Career Development Office staff aligned by seven interest areas, or networks:

  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Social Impact
  • Technology and Innovation

Don’t see your interest area represented above? Students and alumni, we welcome the opportunity to work with you on your specific interest area. Employers, we welcome the chance to learn about your specific talent needs and customize a recruitment option for you.

Learn more about our career networks


Our technology

Handshake

Handshake is a Johns Hopkins University-wide career platform available to students, alumni, and employers. Handshake is the main portal for students to access all university-wide and Carey Business School career search offerings, including:

  • Job and internship postings
    • On-campus employment (teaching, research, graduate assistantships)
    • Off-campus employment (for- and nonprofit employment)
  • Workshops (examples: resumes, cover letters, professional branding, career switching)
  • Networking events (examples: industry days, coffee chats)
  • Career coaching appointments (1:1 and group options, virtual or in-person)
  • Employer events (on and off campus)

External resources

  • External resources paid by Johns Hopkins, available to all students. They are accessible in Handshake, in the Resources page of the Career Center tab.
    • CaseCoach is an online case interview prep platform that provides everything a you need to prepare for case study interviews used by top consulting firms and other employers.
    • GoinGlobal. Search country career guides, the H1B database, and more.
    • Skillsoft. Offers 165,000+ e-learning courses, videos and books on topics ranging from leadership competencies to professional certification programs.
    • Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career of your dreams.
    • Vmock is a resume refinement tool that offers instant and personalized resume feedback, performance scores based on benchmarks with peers, and sample content. Carey Business School students may upload their resumes up to 10 times for feedback. It is recommended that students achieve a score of 85 percent or higher before making an appointment with a career coach to review their resume.

Students

All students have access to Handshake, the Johns Hopkins-wide career database. Students can log onto Handshake at jhu.joinhandshake.com/login using their JHED ID and password after they are enrolled in classes.

Employers

All employers can register for a free account in Handshake to post jobs and internships, view student profiles and resumes, and request opportunities to engage on campus.

Alumni

All alumni have access to Handshake, the Johns Hopkins-wide career database. Learn how to create your alumni profile here. Alumni can log in to find appointment availability with our Career Development Office staff.


    Our team

    Leadership

    Christy Murray

    Christy Murray
    Assistant Dean, Career Development Office
    Consulting Network


    Corinne Brassfield

    Corinne Brassfield
    Director
    Employer Relations
    Health Care Network


    Jenn Leard

    Jenn Leard
    Director
    Coaching and Education


    Operations, analytics, and solutions

    Michelle Jones

    Michelle Jones
    Sr. Associate Director
    Career Education and Life Design
    Solutions


    Shield

    Jessica Antonen
    Associate Director
    Solutions


    Karen Hansberger

    Karen Hansberger
    Administration Coordinator
    Solutions


    Coaching and education

    Jenn Leard

    Jenn Leard
    Director
    Coaching and Education

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Tracy Carter

    Tracy Carter
    Sr. Associate Director
    Coaching and Education
    Health Care Network

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Shield

    Krasi Shapkarova
    Associate Director
    Coaching and Education
    Social Impact Network

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Shield

    Miller Simmons, III
    Associate Director
    Coaching & Education
    Consulting Network

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Jacques Domenge

    Jacques Domenge
    Assistant Director
    Coaching and Education
    Finance, Real Estate Networks

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Shield

    Katie Pluemer
    Assistant Director
    Coaching and Education
    Finance Network

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Cindy Lu Jacobs

    Cindy Lu Jacobs
    Career Consultant
    Coaching and Education | Employer Relations
    Technology and Innovation Network

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Employer relations:

    Corinne Brassfield

    Corinne Brassfield
    Director
    Employer Relations
    Health Care Network

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Sara Bliden

    Sara Bliden
    Associate Director
    Employer Relations
    Finance, Consulting Networks

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Liz Matthews

    Liz Matthews
    Associate Director
    Employer Relations
    Social Impact, Real Estate Networks

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Shield

    Marilyn Hendricks
    Career Consultant
    Employer Relations
    Marketing Network

    Students and alumni: Schedule appointments on Handshake


    Our offices:

    Baltimore
    100 International Drive, 5th floor
    Baltimore, Md.  21202
    (410) 234-9270
    Carey.Careerdevelopment@jhu.edu

    Washington, D.C.
    1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 8th floor
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    (410) 234-9270
    Carey.Careerdevelopment@jhu.edu

    The Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C., based team includes career coaches and employer relations professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries. Resources and events offer opportunities for the following:

    • Personal interests, values, skills, and exploration assessments
    • Value proposition development
    • Branded resume and cover letter creation
    • Networking opportunities with alumni and employers
    • Internship and job search management
    • Interview confidence building
    • Career transition guidance

    Questions for our career coaches?