Discover meaningful opportunities and pursue them with intention.
Our Life Design Lab—housed in the new Imagine Center—offers professional support and resources for launching a fulfilling career. We start by helping you identify your interests and strengths, then show you how to leverage your experiences for the future. Our Life Design approach teaches you how to build a meaningful career, not just get your first job.
Life Design Educators are nested in areas across campus to meet students where they are. You can find them in academic departments and offices like Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development, and Athletics. Each professional experience will build your skills and refine your understanding of what you’re looking for, so when you graduate, you can approach career opportunities with intention and confidence.
INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE
Résumé & Cover Letter Development
Your résumé and cover letter are dynamic and constantly changing documents. We’ll show you how to format and target your application materials for specific jobs.
Networking Advice & Opportunities
Networking can lead to unique opportunities and valuable insights about your industry. We’ll help you understand who to connect with and what questions to ask.
We provide guidelines for succeeding in personality, case, and technical interviews. You can also test your skills in one of our mock interviews before the real thing.
How Our Alumni Are Using Their Hopkins Education
TAZ S. ’19
Public Health Studies
Alum Named Emerson Fellow
After receiving the prestigious Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, Taz is working with community organizations and government agencies on national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy. The program also includes leadership training and networking opportunities with hunger and poverty policy leaders.Read More
JESSAMY T. ’18
Tinkerer, Climber, Engineer
Engineering alum and budding inventor Jessamy loves being outdoors, scaling heights, and solving problems. Using skills she learned at Hopkins, she’s working on a prototype of a prosthetic foot to help amputees boulder and rock climb.Read More
RACHEL S., ’15
English & Political Science
Traveling, Writing, and Finding a Career in Digital Media
As the audience engagement editor at the Los Angeles Times, Rachel writes the Escapes travel newsletter, lives in Germany, and works remotely. She says her education in the humanities gave her “the ability to problem solve, think outside the box, and find hidden connections.”Read More
EMMA N., ’12
Film & Media Studies
Filmmaker's Newest Project Is an Exploration of Inner Identity
Emma’s short film, Life Rendered, premiered at the Tribeca Festival in 2022. Her directorial debut, the film combines motion capture, computer graphics, and live action in a vividly hued and ultimately hopeful depiction of a cowboy who uses virtual reality to explore his secret inner self.Read More
GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE BEFORE YOU GRADUATE
Internships allow you to put your learning into practice, open your mind to new possibilities, and expand your understanding of the world around you. We’ll help you land an internship that combines your personal interests and professional goals.