Career Services Mission
In the 21st century, huge changes are redefining the nature of work and careers. A guaranteed job after graduation, a job for life with a steady climb up the career ladder and a gold watch at retirement are yesterday’s realities. The average adult will transition in employment many times, either by choice or by force. With Bureau of Labor statistics reporting in 2008 that a typical worker’s tenure with his/her current employer was 4.1 years, it’s conceivable that a current AAP graduate student could expect to change jobs 5 – 7 times in the course of his/her career(s).
Advanced Academic Programs equips full-time working adults with knowledge essential for advancing their professional careers. Career Services partners with AAP students and equips them with strategies and tactics essential for continued career development and career transition. With a focus on learning job-search skills for a lifetime, AAP students become an active participant in their own continuing career development.
AAP Career Resources
Optimal Resume is a career management tool that provides resources for current AAP students and alumni. You can:
- search for job openings
- create your own professional website to share with network contacts
- practice your interview skills
- review examples of cover letters and resumes
- find a range of job search resources targeted to specific AAP academic programs
- develop a portfolio to market your expertise.
Students and alumni should use their JHU email and password to log-in.
Schedule Your One-on-One Appointment
Colleen Connolly McCusker, Director of Career Services, is available to help you to:
- develop a focused job search strategy
- create a targeted resume
- develop other self-marketing tools including cover letter materials, portfolio and “pitch”
- improve interviewing skills
- negotiate a job offer
Colleen is based in DC and sees students Monday-Wednesday at 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 104. When you schedule your appointment below, choose the “Washington DC” calendar.
Colleen visits the Baltimore campus twice a month on alternate Thursdays at Wyman Park 625s. When you schedule your appointment below, choose the “Baltimore” calendar.
Montgomery County Campus (MCC)
Colleen visits MCC twice a month on alternating Thursdays at Gilchrist Hall in the AAP Biotechnology Suite. When you schedule your appointment below, choose the “Montgomery County Campus” calendar.
Colleen meets with online students Monday-Wednesday via phone or Skype. When you schedule your appointment below, choose the “Washington DC” calendar.
Appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance.
For more information email Colleen Connolly McCusker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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