Alexis Pena poses for a photo, holding a plaque. On her right is Dr. Darlene Saporu and on her left, Professor Rebecca Shulman.

PFTL Cohort 1 Graduation Winter 2023.

Passport to Future Technology Leadership (PFTL) is improving pathways to leadership in industry and nonacademic careers, while contributing to the development of a diverse, globally competitive STEM workforce.

Meet our first cohort of students!

Read our annual report.

PFTL employs a cutting-edge curriculum that encompasses three goals:

1. Immersive learning opportunities to increase exposure to the breadth of high-level opportunities in technology/industry

2. Skill building to enhance job seeking technique and increase preparation and success on job market.

3. Mentorship from Industry leaders to expand networks, create opportunities and accelerate success in industry careers.

A student flips through a book, seated at a table. PFTL is collaborating with the PHutures office to implement our curriculum. Because the program customizes the experience for the participants, space is very limited as we can only support 20-25 students in each cohort. PFTL is designed to complement the doctoral curriculum and should not affect research progress or time to graduation.


Applications will be open in the Fall of 2024.  Students must be in a STEM doctoral program at JHU and must be in their second year or beyond.

Students who are 18 months or more from expected Ph.D. matriculation are encouraged to apply for this program.  If you are interested in receiving application information and updates to the program, please fill out the form here.

To apply, please fill out our application form.

Special thanks to our partners:

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