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Office of Global Careers

Washington DC 
+1 (202) 663-5710

SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy)

Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China)
Michael Hoffman
Career Services Coordinator 
(+86) 025 8359-3018

Individualized Job Search

Our talented career counselors can help you to define your career objectives, establish a career development plan, and provide one-on-one coaching to guide your exploration of career pathways.

Johns Hopkins SAIS students talking to one another

Build professional development skills

Gain expertise in topics such as Behavioral Interviewing, Salary Negotiation, Case Interviewing, Networking Strategies for International Job Searches, Federal Government Job Searches, and much more, while building professional development skills. 

Meet with alumni working in your chosen field

Our engaged alumni network is known for staying connected and actively supporting students through mentoring, hosting informational interviews, employer presentations, and more.

Connect with employers

Participate in Career Treks for insider perspectives on your target roles and industries. Attend Career Fairs and individual employer presentations on campus for direct networking with recruiters interested in prospects with your skills.

Prepare for internship and job interviews

Career Fairs, International Student Networking panels, and events such as SAIS Europe Career Day and Washington Week help you reach the interview process. Skills workshops and coaching with alumni and counselors will ensure you are practiced and ready to impress.  

Accept job offers and negotiate salaries

Maximize your value through negotiating strategies to close a deal and begin the next chapter of your career.   

Washington DC Activities 

Washington DC Career Fair 

This annual career fair is an excellent opportunity to learn about employers and network with recruiters and alumni. Employers participating at recent fairs include ACDI/VOCA, A.T. Kearney, The Avascent Group, Catholic Relief Services, Chemonics International, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, FBI, IRS, Kroll, MicroVest Capital Management, MPowered Strategies, Population Services International, RAND Corporation, Search for Common Ground, Sidar Global Advisors, USAID, the US Department of State, the US Department of the Treasury, and the World Bank.

Johns Hopkins SAIS students at a career fair

Washington Week

Held each fall, this event series brings leading alumni and professionals in the Washington area to campus for in-depth discussions on DC-focused careers in policy, consulting, development, energy and sustainability, think tanks, US federal government agencies, and more.

International Student Networking

The International Student Networking Panel is an annual event hosted by the Global Careers team in Washington DC. Alumni panelists discuss the challenges and benefits of networking and provide advice to international students to help them network effectively. Participating alumni represent a diverse array of industries and organizations, including Albright Stonebridge, Climate Advisors, Global Partnership for Education, and International Monetary Fund.

Johns Hopkins SAIS panel discussion

SAIS Europe Activities 

Career Day at SAIS Europe

Career Day is an annual event hosted at SAIS Europe during Welcome Week. The event includes a series of ‘speed interviews’ with alumni, panel discussions featuring alumni, and a networking reception. Students gain insight and advice from alumni working in a wide variety of industries across Europe including consulting, finance, aid and relief, development, political risk, multilateral, and more.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Activities 

Mini-Courses and Skills Courses

The HNC hosts professionally focused mini courses throughout the year taught by practitioners in various fields. Through mini courses students can learn about issues companies and organizations face in China while also developing skills needed for professional success. 

Employer Presentations

Nearly 200 employers visit our global campuses each year to promote their work, explain the recruitment process, and collect resumes for internship and full-time positions.