Passport to Future Technology Leadership (PFTL) is a program to enhance skills and create opportunities for URM doctoral students interested in industry careers. The goal of the PFTL curriculum is three fold:

  1. Career Exploration and exposure to the breadth of high level opportunities in technology/industry
  2. Skill building to enhance job seeking technique and increase chances of success on job market.
  3. Mentorship and Matching to expand networks, create opportunities and accelerate success in industry careers.

PFTL is collaborating with the new PHutures office, directed by Roshni Rao to implement our curriculum. URM students in STEM doctoral programs are eligible, however preference will be given to students who have completed at least one year in their PhD program. The program will be 24 months, beginning in February 2021. PFTL is designed to complement the doctoral curriculum and should not affect research progress or time to graduation


Applications are not currently being accepted. Students in all years of their Ph.D. (including incoming students) who are 18 or more months from expected Ph.D. receipt are encouraged to consider this program. If you are interested in receiving application information and updates to the program, please join our newsletter.

Faculty, staff and friends of Johns Hopkins:

We are building a mentor network and are looking for recommendations on mentors. Please share ideas and other feedback about PFTL here. Thank you for your support!

Special thanks to our partners: