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Join us on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 1pm EST / 10am PST for the event.

Hear from Matthew Golden, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate and Masters Life Design, Johns Hopkins University.

Join us for an insightful and quick 30-minute webinar for academic leaders. Learn how Johns Hopkins is orchestrating programs and services that bridge curricular and experiential learning personal with passions and mentors to create a powerful ecosystem that prepares students for academic success and life after college. Discover how the university's OneHop Community, powered by PeopleGrove, facilitates the construction of retention-driving  connections between students and alumni.


Key Takeaways:

  1. “Life Design” and its Impact on Student Engagement: Get an introduction to the ideas behind Life Design and how Johns Hopkins is integrating these ideas into the student experience to support academic success and post-grad outcomes.
  2. Ensuring Equitable Student Support: Learn how Johns Hopkins makes necessary resources and support services available to ALL students, regardless of background or inherited network and what their dreams and aspirations are.
  3. The Role of Mentoring: Discover how networking and mentoring play a crucial part in the Life Design architecture and best practices in incorporating experts and mentors into the student journey.



  • Matthew Golden, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate and Masters Life Design, Johns Hopkins University
  • Matt Kelly, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications, PeopleGrove


More on webinar speaker Matthew Golden:

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Matthew is the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate and Masters Life Design at the Homewood Campus at Johns Hopkins University. He oversees a team of Life Design Educators and Operations staff. The Life Design Lab at Homewood engages students and alumni in life design, experiential learning, professional development, and connections with alumni and employers.

Under Matthew’s leadership, the Life Design Lab team established and redesigned many programs and initiatives, including the Life Design Summer Experience Practicum and summer grants, career treks, Your Turn to Intern program, and Future Fest, the reconceptualized annual career fair into two weeks of highly engaging programs that connect students with alumni, employers, and life design educators. Over his tenure, the Life Design Lab grew from 26 full-time employees to 36 full-time employees, adding critical support for employers, serving our students in AAP, and increasing the support for first-generation and limited-income (FLI) students. Matthew served as the Executive Director of Communications for the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. He cultivated teams focused on university program development and implementation, multimedia content creation.

In addition to his tenure in higher education, Matthew worked for the NFL Players Association where he helped individuals navigate through significant life transitions and develop their skills through dedicated programming to pursue their passions. He has built and launched systems and databases to improve efficiency, led award-winning programs, and executed large-scale public campaigns, which raised the profile and prominence of his organizations. Matthew earned bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and English before acquiring his master’s in Communications and Marketing, all from Georgetown University.

Matthew enjoys running, coaching youth sports, and spending time outdoors with his wife, three daughters, and son, taking advantage of Maryland’s diverse topography.