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The Career Lab fosters exploration and learning related to professional development - a lifelong journey which requires continual CARE. The Career Lab creates opportunities for students and alumni to:

Connect, Activate, Reflect, Evolve

Connect with your peers, alumni, staff, and faculty to engage in a nursing community that inspires you to discover possibilities.

Activate your knowledge, skills, and passion to take next steps forward in pursuing the best fit for where you are in this moment.

Reflect on your present and past experiences and stay open to opportunities as you imagine the future.

Evolve by remaining curious and agile as you explore options which promote continued professional growth.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Handshake?
    Handshake is a 24/7 online platform which enables students to:
    • Register for skill-building workshops, alumni panels, and recruitment events
    • Access resources including sample resumes/CVs and cover letters, networking strategies, and common interview questions
    • Schedule career coaching appointments
    • View job postings

    Students automatically receive a Handshake account once registered for classes. You can access the platform at using your JHED ID, even once you are an alumnus.

  • What resources does the Career Lab provide and how do I utilize them?
    The Career Lab offers events on resume/CV and cover letter writing, networking, and interviewing. Alumni panelists speak about diverse career options within nursing and lend advice about career transition. Many recruiters visit campus or present virtually to discuss their hiring process and timeline. Event recordings and related materials are posted in Handshake under the Career Center -> Resources tab.

    Individual career coaching is available in-person, over the phone, or via Zoom and can be scheduled through Handshake under the Career Center -> Appointments tab. This article will walk you through the process:

    We conduct practice interviews and provide guidance on job searching and networking strategies. All students are encouraged to create a profile on and list Johns Hopkins School of Nursing under the Education section.

  • How do I find and apply for Federal Work Study Positions while in school?
    Federal Work Study Positions can be found through Student Financial Services. To see a current list of opportunities, log into and under “SON Links,” select “Federal Work Study Opportunities.” For questions, contact
  • Where do most students work after graduation?