Johns Hopkins announces ambitious changes to the way it prepares students for careers

Farouk Dey

Johns Hopkins University is planning a bold new approach to career development for students and alumni that includes opening three new administrative offices, launching new initiatives, and better integrating career and life design into the academic and co-curricular experience of all Hopkins students and postdocs.

The effort—informed by listening tours, focus groups, and faculty retreats conducted over the past year by Farouk Dey, who joined JHU as vice provost for integrative learning and life design in July 2018—signals a culture change in the way the university prepares students for life and careers.

“This announcement represents a major paradigm shift that comes as a result of extensive planning and thorough information gathering,” Dey says. “I’m thrilled to launch these new programs that will dramatically transform the student experience at Johns Hopkins.”

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