Academic Support Services
Academic Support Services • Engineering Advising • Student Employment • The Sheridan Libraries • Faculty/Staff Interaction Program • Tutoring Services • Writing Center • Study Skills & Time Mgmt. • Baldridge Reading and Study Skills Program • Grad School Advising • Law School Advising • Health Professsions Advising • Public Health Advising • Career Center • Disability Services
of Academic Advising
The staff of each office are familiar with all of their school’s programs and regulations. The two offices work closely together, and some of the offices’ services are offered to all undergraduate students, regardless of their school.
The Office of Academic Advising deals with a wide variety of matters of interest to all undergraduates, including study abroad, tutoring and study skills training, fellowships and scholarships for upperclass students, advice on graduate school applications, and a reference library of graduate and professional school publications.
of Engineering Advising
Located in Garland, the Student Employment Office offers students a multitude of work and career experiences from research assistant in the Department of Oncology to Web manager in the MSE Library to lifeguard at the Athletic Center. The office works with the entire Hopkins community to develop student jobs in a variety of fields offering a multitude of academic and career experiences. Hopkins’ commitment to student development and the student employment program is evident in the number of campus jobs available, the variety of job opportunities offered, and the vast number of services offered through the student employment program.
the Student Employment Web site, students can search for a job, get answers
to frequently asked questions, download tax forms, sign-up for the temp-job
quick cash program, link to Student Financial Services, search for volunteer
and community service opportunities, and learn where to look for internships.
They can also find the date and location of the annual Student Job Fair
and even see a picture of the current JHU Student Employee of the Year.
In addition to the Web site, the SEO maintains numerous computers with
printers in its main office where students can search for jobs, a fax
machine for sending resumes, and individual job-searching assistance.
And, as the human resources specialist for student employees, the SEO
ensures that all student employee personnel needs are promptly and appropriately
We encourage all students to explore the many possibilities student employment has to offer, visit our Web site at www.jhu.edu/~stujob or stop by the office in Garland, 410-516-5411.
The Eisenhower Library collection includes over 2.5 million printed volumes, 17,000 serial subscriptions, 3.8 million microforms, over 200,000 maps, and numerous audio-visual, manuscript, and archival resources. Rare books, archives, and sheet music are located in the Eisenhower Library Special Collections Department. Other special collections locations include the Garrett Library at Evergreen House and the George Peabody Library at Mt. Vernon Place.
The Albert D. Hutlzer Undergraduate Reading Room, known as the “HUT,” is located on the second floor of Gilman Hall. The HUT features a small collection of newspapers and popular magazines and a special science fiction and fantasy collection that circulates for one-month periods. Conducive to group study, the HUT is open on a 24-hour basis during the academic year.
Faculty/Student Interaction Program
Last spring, Steven David, professor of political science, led a lively discussion about humanitarian interventions and the role of morality in international relations. This year, FSI will sponsor more informal conversations with faculty and will offer small group dinners hosted by faculty.
may send their e-mail addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive e-mail notification about FSI programs. They may also visit
for FSI program updates.
The Office of Academic Advising, Garland, Suite 3A, 410-516-8216, provides drop-in group tutoring rooms for the most requested courses. Tutors are available at regularly scheduled times and locations to meet with students who need help. Other drop-in tutoring centers are offered by the Mathematics Department and the Writing Center. A list of all drop-in tutoring subjects, times and locations is available in the Office of Academic Advising and the Office of Engineering Advising, 126 New Engineering, 410-516-7395. Individual tutoring is also available for courses across the curriculum through the Office of Academic Advising. There is such a heavy demand for tutors in certain courses that priority for individual tutoring is given to students who have documented learning disabilities, who are on academic probation, or who have earned a grade of C or below in a prerequisite or related course. Students who do not meet these criteria can also receive individual tutoring if the course instructor makes a written request on behalf of a student who he or she believes is in danger of failing the instructor’s course.
There is a $20 fee per tutor per semester for individual tutoring. This entitles students to as many hours of individual tutoring each week as the number of credits offered for the course.
All tutors are qualified graduate students or undergraduates who have earned a grade of A in the course(s) that they tutor.
Skills and Time Management
Reading and Study Skills Program
Students applying to law school will benefit from utilizing the very highly regarded Johns Hopkins Law School Recommendation Committee process, a process that supplements traditional faculty recommendations. Planning for the application process should begin during the spring of the junior year or senior year. The application process itself starts early in the fall When a student’s file is complete, he or she is assigned to a member of the Law School Recommendation Committee, who reviews the student’s file, interviews the student, and writes a committee letter that summarizes the applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements, and highlights the positive comments of the applicant’s referees.
School and Other Health Professions Advising
The pre-health professions advising service is available to students who are interested in any of the health professions, including allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, pharmacy, and others. More than 100 medical tutorials and preceptorships at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions are available, on a space- available basis, to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are pre-medical students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All tutorials are taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis for 2 credits. To register, students should consult the Pre-professions Office in Garland, Suite 3A, 410-516-4140.
In their junior and senior years (as well as after graduation), pre-medical students and other pre-health professions students are encouraged to work with the preprofessional advisers and the Health Professions Committee during the application period. The committee process complements individual letters of recommendation and is highly valued by schools in the health professions and other graduate schools. The competitive nature of the health professions admissions process makes the use of the committee a strong support system. In the fall of their junior year, pre-health students who hope to begin their health professions program immediately following graduation attend the Preprofessional Advising meetings to begin developing a file of recommendations, and other required paperwork. When a student’s file is complete, he or she is assigned to a member of the Health Professions Committee, who reviews the student’s application file, interviews the student, and writes a committee letter that summarizes the applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements, and highlights the positive comments of the applicant’s referees. At the student’s request, the committee letter and other letters of recommendation are sent to medical schools that have asked the student to send secondary information. Applicants are also encouraged to participate in essay writing and interview workshops.
For students who wish to take a break from their studies following graduation, or who are planning to take time for a post-baccalaureate, research, service or employment opportunity, the recommendations may be solicited anytime during the junior or senior years or thereafter, keeping in mind that a timely application dictates that the recommendation committee process be initiated by May in the year prior to matriculation (i.e., May 2005 for matriculation in September 2006).
ready access to online information about schools of public health, go
to www.jhu.edu/phsf/ and click on Public Health Graduate Schools. At the
bottom of the screen, click on ASHP Member Schools and Programs. Also
students should be alert to the opportunity to meet with representatives
of most schools of public health at the annual meeting of the American
Public Health Association held each November.
Each applicant is responsible for all facets of her or his application. There is no separate recommendation committee process for students applying to graduate programs in public health. Students who do work with the Health Professions Committee may have their committee letter mailed to public health schools if it seems appropriate for the intended program.
Individual guidance is offered to all students to help them explore their career options, seek non-credit internships, or pursue a full-time job search. Training sessions throughout the year teach students how to market themselves through résumés and cover letters, provide coaching on interview skills, and teach effective networking and search strategies for internships and employment. The office maintains a library rich in information about an array of career fields, jobs, and paid internship opportunities.
An on-campus recruiting program brings representatives from business, industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to campus. A résumé referral service offers students another opportunity to link with internship sponsors and full-time employers. An online job posting program allows students to view listings 24 hours a day via computer. In addition, Johns Hopkins is a member of an internship consortium which shares internships among prestigious geographically diverse institutions, including Dartmouth, Tufts, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University.
The Career Center co-sponsors several job fairs each year. These events put students in touch with employers offering full-time, summer, and internship opportunities.
Through the Career Center Web site, students can access the Alumni Career Network, a database of nationwide graduates who are available to speak with students and offer career information. Collaborative programs with the Alumni and Development offices of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering connect students with alumni. The office also offers a variety of career panels and educational programs that bring Hopkins graduates back to campus to discuss career opportunities and trends in a broad range of fields.
Students who register with the Career Center will receive newsletters and announcements of internship and full-time job opportunities, workshops, field trips, and alumni events.
for Students with Disabilities