Johns Hopkins Questions & Answers

Answer · Grad School Q&A

I'm about to graduate from graduate school and I am thinking of taking the summer off before starting a new job. I feel really burnt out-- I have been working 60 hour weeks for years. But I feel bad, like it will stop my momentum if I do. Should I take a break or should I power through it?

As long as you can afford it, I don't think there's anything wrong with taking a break! You'll need time to recharge mentally and... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

A lot of people I know visit home pretty often in college. Would you recommend this? Why or why not?

I was far from home, so I could only go home about every 6 weeks, and that was pretty tough. I'm glad in a sense that I couldn't go home... (more)Read 14 Answers
Question Asked · Jobs Q&A

What's the difference between a cover letter and a letter of interest?

Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

Is it worth it to spend more money to study abroad where I really want to go to or save money by going somewhere further down on my travel list?

Studying abroad is probably one of the only chances that you'll have to spend an extended amount of time in a certain city and to really... (more)Read 3 Answers
Answer · Housing Q&A

Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It 100% depends on your financial situation. I will say that having your own room/bathroom is fantastic. That being said, if you're in a... (more)Read 10 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

How can I keep from over-heating my apartment in the winter and keep my utility bills in check?

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are your best de-stress tactics?

In the moment when I'm feeling stressed, I find it really helpful to take a minute to just close my eyes and take some deep breaths.... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the best interview advice you ever received?

Do not tell the interviewer what he/she already knows. [e.g., everything you wrote on your resume].Be honest about your weaknesses and... (more)Read 10 Answers
Question Asked · Study Abroad Q&A

Is it better to study abroad at a satellite campus of your university or at a local university?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

What are some good tips for staying focused during winter break to make sure that I'm prepared for another semester when I return?

I’d make a schedule for everything that you want to get done over break, or write out some goals for yourself. If you write out a plan, y... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

I'm having a great time studying abroad! What are the best ways to remember my time abroad? Is it worth it to buy a fancy camera? Buy souvenirs?

To capture the fun moments you're experiencing abroad, there are a few things I would recommend! First, if you have a smartphone, take... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Health & Wellness Q&A

What are some good Youtube channels for workout videos?

Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

What are some ways to overcome the post-study abroad withdrawal?

I think it helps a lot to keep in touch with your study abroad friends so you can reminisce about some of your favorite memories, and... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Internships Q&A

Where should I start my search for a part-time internship?

There are some awesome websites out there like indeed and interships.com. Thats always the first place that I look. Otherwise check out... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Campus Life Q&A

What are some of your favorite movies to watch around the holidays?

Answer · Housing Q&A

I have a house on campus (owned by the school) and we have to go home for winter break. We can't stay in the house. But I'm worried about the house collecting so much dust and getting dirty over the break with no one in it. How can I minimize this?

Make sure you clean the place as deeply as you can before you leave. Leaving the place spic and span will give you the best chance to... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

I want to travel with friends over break but my parents want me to come home. How can I do what I want without disappointing my parents?

Be honest with your parents! Tell them that all of your friends are going away on this trip and you don't want to miss out on the... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Campus Life Q&A

What are some ways to keep in contact with friends that you happen to not see as much in a semester due to differing schedules?

Answer · Housing Q&A

What's a good gift to get all of my roommates that isn't too costly? Is a giftcard too impersonal?

You could get something homely that relates to all of you. Then, personalize it with initials or something like that! DIY is always... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I want to make my email signature professional but am not sure what information to include or how best to format it. Any suggestions?

You should definitely include your name, job title/position, and a phone number. This looks very professional, and it'll make it easy for... (more)Read 8 Answers

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