May 9, 2011

Career exploration day set for Baltimore public school students

Almost 500 city public school students are set to arrive on Johns Hopkins’ East Baltimore campus on Monday, May 9, for a daylong series of workshops designed to provide inspiration and practical information for a successful career, healthy relationships and healthy lifestyles.

Pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson, the featured speaker, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds will talk about how they overcame challenges to excel in college and their professional lives.

The program, planned for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Turner Auditorium, is sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence and includes about 60 volunteers from throughout the university.