August 16, 2019 – Student Affairs Newsletter

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Student Affairs Newsletter

Updated 8/16/2019


Fall Registration Dates

Fall 2019 registration will be temporarily unavailable starting on August 15 while course enrollment numbers are reviewed to determine any course cancellations and sections to add (where possible).  All affected students will be notified of any course changes.

Any student with a probation hold should plan to submit a registration form, with advisor approval, to register.  Students with outstanding financial obligations should use SIS to make payment or work with the Office of Student Accounts to resolve the matter.

Fall 2019 registration will resume at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20.

Student Health Insurance Information

Johns Hopkins University School of Education offers degree seeking students health insurance. The plan is administered by the Wellfleet contracted with Cigna’s network of providers. Please note that this is an annual plan with only one enrollment period.

  • Open Enrollment Period ends Sept 30, 2019. NOTE: Enrollment for students in Year 1 of the partnership with Urban Teachers has closed.
  • If you have difficulty enrolling in the Wellfleet plan, please contact www.wellfleetstudent/com or call (877)-657-5044.

Johns Hopkins University is excited to partner with Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk for the Delta Dental and EyeMed Vision insurance plans.

  • The enrollment deadline is September 30, 2019
  • NOTE: Students in year 1 of their studies in our partnership with Urban Teacher’s: Please note that Urban Teachers does not pay for these plans. The premiums are the student’s responsibility.

Questions? Use the Customer Service link or Live Chat icon on Gallagher Student Health’s website or call toll-free number to 833-468-9566.

For more information, visit Student Health Insurance 

Planning on completing your coursework during the 2019- 2020 Academic Year?  

Deadlines for applying to graduate are:

  • Fall 2019 – deadline August 26, 2019  (conferral date, December 30, 2019)
  • Spring 2020 – deadline January 21, 2020 (conferral date, May 21, 2020)

Apply for Graduation:

  1. Go to the Registration menu above
  2. Select Program of Study Information
  3. Click on “Apply for Graduation” next to the program that you are applying to graduate from.
  4. Repeat step 3 to apply for another degree or certificate.
  5. Go to the Billing menu and select a payment method (**see note below)

Please Note: If you are applying for more than one certificate and/or degree you pay only one fee per academic year.  **Graduation application fee is $175 and will appear on your online bill the next business day.

SOE Career Corner 

Homewood Career Fair
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.*, Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

The only full-campus career fair at Homewood with almost 150 employers on-hand to recruit undergraduates, graduate and PhD students for internships, fellowships and jobs.  

Job Fair Tips

Be prepared:  Find out which organizations will be in attendance and if you’re interested in interviewing with them, learn more about them and their services or products ahead of time. Also, have at least 15-25 resumes prepared and printed to hand out to employer reps.

Dress professionally: Dress as you would for an interview. Business casual is usually your best bet for a job fair.   

Arrive early: plan to attend at the beginning of a career fair when there are less people. If you’re there early, you’ll probably have more of a recruiter’s attention and recruiters are likely to be less tired than they would be at the end of the fair.

Network:  Think of a job fair as a way to network and make contacts within an organization that could potentially lead to a job or internship. You will most likely not be offered a job on the spot, but you should treat each meeting as a preliminary or screening interview. Identify organizations that are seeking hires in your area of study or major.  If an organization that you’re interested in is currently not hiring, talk to them anyway. They may be hiring in the future and when it’s time to apply for a position, you can stand out by referencing the connection you made in your cover letter or introduction email.

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Aug 24: Summer Session II ends
Aug 26: 2019 fall semester begins
Sept 2: Labor Day, no classes held
Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: Thanksgiving/fall break, no classes held

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JHU Fall Career Fair
Thurs, Sept. 26
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Homewood Campus


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Teachers Needed

Teachers needed for Harford County Public Schools for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  Apply online at: HCPS Teachers.

Elementary School Tutor
Total Tutoring Services is looking for tutors to join their team for the 2019-2020 school year in all subjects at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels.  For more information and to apply, visit: Tutors .