Student Programs

You don’t have to wait until graduation day to see what the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association has to offer. As a student, you are entitled to a number of exclusive — and totally free — benefits.  Check out the links below to see how the Alumni Association is working to make the most of your time at Hopkins! 

Class Banner Competition & Class Photo

Class of 2025, be a part of Hopkins history!
During the next four years, you will have so many opportunities to make an impact on Homewood and Hopkins. But, you can make one even before you get to Baltimore through the university's annual Class Banner Competition!

Design a class banner that shows your class pride, and will represent your class throughout your time at Hopkins. Submit your design to reunion@jhu.edu by Monday, June 28. Alumni judges will narrow down the designs to the top 10, and then, you and your 2025 classmates will vote for your favorite. The winning design will be unveiled and presented to university president Ronald J. Daniels during Orientation Week at Convocation and will hang in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library for the next four years.

Housekeeping
Banner Guidelines

  • Must be approximately 4' by 3' ratio.
  • Must include 2025 class year.
  • Must include school athletic colors (black/Blue-Jay Blue) and/or school academic colors (black/gold). Note: black and gold CANNOT be the dominant colors. School colors can be found at https://brand.jhu.edu/color/
  • Format -- .jpg, .png, Vector Art, or InDesign are preferred. Hand drawn designs are acceptable. 
  • If the banner design has more than 5 colors, the winner will need to reduce number of colors to 5. (This is the request of Student Life and will be used on the t-shirt.)

Good luck! Questions? Email reunion@jhu.edu.

Get Connected

OneHop Mentoring, our online alumni directory and networking platform, is your one stop for career, community & connection. No need to wait until graduation - all students are invited to join. Learn more, here.

Handshake

Handshake is a powerful career services platform that connects job posters and job seekers at all career stages. Offered across all nine academic divisions of Johns Hopkins, Handshake is a one-stop-shop career tool, allowing job seekers to create an online profile and access openings posted by approved employers—a group that numbers 50,000 across all industries—and sorted for their particular interests and experience.

For job seekers looking for that first position, a career detour, or the perfect fit after completing an advanced degree, Handshake is the place.

For job posters, Handshake allows employers to recruit students and fellow alumni for positions within their own companies.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to https://jhu.joinhandshake.com
  2. Click on “Current students - click here” in the blue box in the middle of the screen. 
  3. Sign in with your JHED ID and password.

If you need any help, refer to Handshake’s Help Center for Students and alumni, watch Handshake’s 2-minute training videos or send an email to handshake@jhu.edu .

 

Hopkins Promoters

Want to share the latest news and events going on at Hopkins to your friends, followers, and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? Become a Hopkins Promoter and help spread the word. Each time you share content, you’ll earn points for more chances to win two swag bags, awarded monthly. Learn more and sign up at alumnijhu.socialtoaster.com. All members of the Johns Hopkins community are welcome to join.

Reap the Benefits

Class Ring
Johns Hopkins students, depending on their number of credits completed, are eligible to purchase the Official Johns Hopkins University Ring. Learn about the history of the ring, how to purchase one, and the annual ring presentation ceremony.

Find out about the caRING program in which one student from each of the nine divisions may apply to receive a complimentary Celestrium Hopkins ring, based upon demonstrated need and interest. Apply for the caRING program

Student Grants
The Alumni Association provides over $65,000 annually for student groups and student volunteer experiences at all nine divisions of the university.  The 2021-2022 grants cycle will open in Fall 2022.

Alumni Student Ambassadors
Alumni Student Ambassadors are a diverse and select group of undergraduate students who serve as important connectors between current students and alumni. Throughout the year, they serve as student representatives at a variety of events and meetings with external and internal constituents.

Senior and Young Alumni Seminar
40 Young Alumni. 80 Seniors. 1 Day.
The 10th Annual Seniors and Young Alumni Leadership Symposium took place on Saturday, November 9, 2019.  Each year, the Symposium presents an opportunity for Johns Hopkins seniors to interact with recent alumni in small group settings, larger Q and A breakout sessions, and a networking hour while taking a step away from campus to enjoy the event spaces.  

Annual Juniors and Young Alumni Seminar
After the rave reviews of Senior Symposium from students and young alumni, the Alumni Association launched the annual Juniors and Young Alumni Seminar five years ago. The Juniors and Young Alumni Seminar is an annual event that provides remarkable juniors and young alumni a half day opportunity to come together for networking and mentorship while learning from one another. It also serves as a stepping stone for those juniors who want to guarantee a spot at the Senior Symposium.

In-person events will resume once these are approved by the university.