A Handbook for Johns Hopkins Parents
2012-2013 Academic Year
From the day new students first arrive on campus until they graduate (and beyond), Hopkins advisors and counselors work closely with them to guide and shape their academic experiences. Many students arrive with clear goals and the skills to reach those goals, but all can benefit from academic advisors who support and guide them on their voyage of discovery
This guide is meant to help you, the parent, learn about the incredible range of resources your child has access to as a member of the Johns Hopkins student community. Reading through this guide, you'll learn about
- advising year by year of your student's college stay,
- career counseling services,
- internships, research, and study abroad opportunities,
- how to prepare for graduate school, medical school, and law school,
- answers to a parent's frequently-asked questions,
- and some resources we think you'll find useful.
We hope you find this guide practical and informative. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Free at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Letter from Sarah Steinberg
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Dear Hopkins Parent,
As the parent of a fairly recent college graduate, I know very well that, in sending your son or daughter off to Johns Hopkins, you, too, are facing a transition. There is no easy answer to striking the right balance between "holding on" and "letting go," but this is a tension that we have faced from our children's first steps. Do we let them fall and bump their heads, or do we swoop in and catch them before they stumble?