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HEA Speed Networking

Our annual Hopkins Engineering Alumni Speed Networking Night gives students an opportunity to practice networking skills with engineering alumni.

Our Hopkins Engineering Alumni are one of our greatest resources. Through their efforts, our alumni actively support connections between engineering alumni, currents students, faculty, and WSE leadership.

No matter your interest, background, hometown, or availability, we’ve created a vast array of opportunities for you to become active in the life of the Whiting School and in greater Johns Hopkins community.

Want to become involved? Submit a volunteer application today! Even if you’re not sure which opportunity is best for you, when you submit an application, it alerts a member of the Alumni Relations staff, who will follow up with you and connect you to the experience that best fits your interests. To learn more about the different opportunities, see below.

 

Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities

  • In conjunction with the Homewood Career Center, the Hopkins Engineering Alumni host four career events a year. Each event consists of a program, followed by a networking reception.

    • Career Night: On Career Night, a panel of three or four alumni speak about their experience, followed by a networking reception.
    • Mock Interview Night: Hopkins Engineering Alumni offer current undergraduate and graduate engineering students helpful interviewing tips by critiquing one-on-one interviews. The program comprises three rounds of individual mock interviews, followed by a networking reception.
    • Speed Networking Night: The event includes 10 six-minute rounds in which students give their personal “elevator pitch” to alumni and, in turn, receive feedback. A short networking reception follows.
  • Reconnect to your past experiences by sharing wisdom and encouraging the development of a student mentee. We have a variety of opportunities available to alumni that can fit all schedules.

    • Mentoring Program: The Mentoring Program pairs promising students with our accomplished alumni. This program helps engineering students make informed career choices and provides them with the opportunity to learn from our alumni. The one-on-one mentoring program includes contact by email, phone, and personal meetings. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact engineering@jhu.edu.
    • Business Plan Competition: The Center for Leadership Education is searching for industry leaders and venture capitalists to serve as judges and mentors for this annual competition. Click here to learn more.
    • Hopkins Pitch Night at FastForwardU: Hopkins Pitch Night (HPN) is a monthly event that brings together students and alumni who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation to hear pitches from three promising student startups, make new connections, and build community within the Hopkins entrepreneurial ecosystem. To learn more contact Kevin Carter at carter@jhu.edu.
    • Alumni Internship Connection: Alumni Internship Connection (AIC) is a program designed to connect current JHU students with internships at companies where JHU alumni are present. To make an internship connection or learn more about the program, contact Ciara Flowers at internship@jhu.edu.
    • Sophomore Shadow Program: Through this program, Johns Hopkins alumni have the opportunity to invite second-year students to explore career options and refine their interests during the January intercession. To learn more, click here or contact Ciara Flowers at cflower7@jhu.edu.
  • Regardless of where you live, there are many great opportunities to provide meaningful support to our students and to the overall Whiting School Community. For more information about any of these programs, please email engineering@jhu.edu.

    • Hopkins Pitch Night Team Mentor: Review recorded pitch videos from Hopkins Pitch Night and provide feedback to student start-up teams.
    • Virtual Mock-Interview Sessions: Hopkins Engineering Alumni are matched with current WSE students to conduct short video interviews.
    • Video Interview Reviewer: Students will pre-record video interviews, and alumni are able to give feedback of their performances.
    • Webinar Presenter: Alumni are invited to present a webinar on a topic of their choice to current WSE students.
    • Become a Hopkins Promoter
  • Be a representative of Johns Hopkins in your community.

    • Admission Volunteer: The Hopkins Alumni Representatives Council (HARC) allows trained alumni volunteers to be regularly involved in recruiting efforts being implemented domestically and abroad. To learn more, click here!
    • Science Fair Judge: Johns Hopkins is committed to enhancing STEM education throughout the country. Judging science fairs provides the opportunity to reward students for their achievement in the areas of science and engineering and to advocate for continued achievement in STEM fields. To learn more, please contact engineering@jhu.edu.
  • Even if you are no longer in Baltimore, there are many ways for you to stay connected after you graduate from Johns Hopkins.

    • Dean’s Networking Event Series: Dean Ed Schlesinger hosts a number of networking receptions around the country each year. Events are hosted in the Bay Area, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and Seattle. To learn more, please contact engineering@jhu.edu.
    • Regional Chapters: The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association has chapters and communities in more than 50 U.S. cities and more than 20 clubs in international destinations. Our volunteer-driven chapters and clubs offer a variety of events — from educational and cultural to social and athletic. Click here to learn more!
  • Johns Hopkins Engineering continues to be successful thanks in no small part to its committed volunteer leaders. They provide guidance and support at a variety of different levels within the institution. These opportunities are by nomination only. For more information or on how to make a nomination, please contact engineering@jhu.edu.

    • Hopkins Engineering Alumni Ambassador Program: Ambassadors are a group of active volunteers and supporters of committed to growing and strengthening the greater Hopkins Engineering community.
    • Alumni Association Awards: Click here to learn more!
    • Reunion: Reunion committee members help plan reunion events for their respective classes and encourage classmates to attend reunions and to participate in their class fundraising campaigns.
    • Hopkins Engineering Alumni Leadership Committee: The Hopkins Engineering Alumni Leadership Committee comprises alumni elected from all engineering academic departments, geographic areas, and graduating classes who have stepped up as leaders to promote the continued success of Johns Hopkins Engineering. This committee helps drive the Alumni Relations program.
    • Whiting School of Engineering Departmental Advisory Committees
    • The Whiting School of Engineering Advisory Board: The Whiting School of Engineering Advisory Board members bring important insights and expertise to assist the School in reviewing critical issues. To learn more about the board and its current members, click here.
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