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Work at CAP

Student positions available each year in Career & Academic Planning include: 


Recruiting Services Student Media Specialist

Within the Career & Academic Planning office, Recruiting Services provides opportunities for employers to interact with students: through on-campus interviews, information sessions, practice interviews, and career related programs. Through these interactions, students acquire knowledge concerning their own career interests and become engaged in the recruiting process in order to obtain internships or full-time jobs. The Recruiting Services Student Media Specialist works on:

  • Creating publicity for the office of Career & Academic Planning, focusing on content related to the operations of Recruiting Services (Recruit-A-Duke, employers recruiting JMU students, practice interviews, etc.)
  • Using a variety of approaches to get the word out about what Career & Academic Planning has to offer. This can include, but is not limited to, PowerPoint Slides for Eboards, fliers, bulk emails, table tents, Grafton movie ads, and social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Wordpress, Pinterest).
  • Meeting with staff members to help plan publicity for events or services they coordinate.
  • Providing technical assistance to JMU students for our online career management system, Recruit-A-Duke, as well as answering general questions.
  • Collaborating with other student assistants on the media team to brainstorm the best ways to reach fellow JMU students.
  • Updating and creating departmental publications, including newsletters and manuals.
  • Following JMU procedures and deadlines related to publicity on campus.
  • Attending regular meetings with supervisor and monthly staff meetings with the other student assistants in CAP.

Positions available for 2014-2015: 0; position has been filled

Wage and hours per week: $8.00/hour; 10 hours/week

Interested?: More information will be posted when position is open. Recruiting typically occurs in February each year. Questions? Contact Emily Blake at blakeed@jmu.edu.  


Publicity Student Assistant

The team of 2 Publicity Student Assistants works on:

  • Creating publicity for the office of Career & Academic Planning, focusing on content related to our programs and services (career counseling, job and internship search, applying to graduate school, Career Fairs and other major events).
  • Using a variety of approaches to get the word out about what Career & Academic Planning has to offer. This can include, but is not limited to, PowerPoint Slides for Eboards, fliers, bulk emails, table tents, Grafton movie ads, and social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Wordpress, Pinterest).
  • Meeting with staff members to help plan publicity for events or services they coordinate.
  • Collaborating with other student assistants on the media team to brainstorm the best ways to reach fellow JMU students.
  • Updating and creating departmental publications, including newsletters and manuals.
  • Following JMU procedures and deadlines related to publicity on campus.
  • Attending regular meetings with supervisor and monthly staff meetings with the other student assistants in CAP.

Positions available for 2014-2015: 0; position has been filled

Wage and hours per week: $8.00/hour; 10 hours/week

Interested?: More information will be posted when position is open. Recruiting typically occurs in February each year. Questions? Contact Emily Blake at blakeed@jmu.edu.  


Website Student Assistant

The Website Student Assistant is responsible for updating and maintaining the Career & Academic Planning website. Our website is run through the new James Madison University Cascade platform. Please visit http://www.jmu.edu/cascade/about/about-cascade.shtml to learn more about this content management system. The Website Student Assistant works on:

  • Creating and updating individual pages of the website, and styling overall.
  • Working one on one with office staff on website updates, as requested.
  • Colaborating with other student assistants on the media team to brainstorm the best ways to reach fellow JMU students.
  • Attending campus workshops or viewing online tutorials to further develop technical skills, if needed.
  • Participating in weekly supervisor meetings and monthly staff meetings with the other student assistants in CAP.

Positions available for 2014-2015: 0; position has been filled. 

Wage and hours per week: $8.00/hour; 10 hours/week

Interested?: More information will be posted when position is open. Recruiting typically occurs in February each year. Questions? Contact Emily Blake at blakeed@jmu.edu.  


Video/Photography Student Assistant

The Video/Photography Student Assistant will be responsible for filming and editing videos and taking photos for the office of Career & Academic Planning. Video projects will enhance Career & Academic Planning's presence online and help educate the JMU population about our services and events. Video topics could include choosing a major, finding a job, going to graduate school, professional attire, etc. All projects would be related to students' academic and career decisions. While the position will mainly focus on videos, this person will also be asked to photograph departmental events. Photography may also be requested to have still images to incorporate into videos or publications. Sometimes video and photography requests will require evening hours (example: filming a presentation in its entirety). The Video/Photography Student Assistant works on:

  • Brainstorming, planning, shooting, and editing promotional videos for the department.
  • Scheduling times to film interviews or scenic shots around campus. Attention to detail and organization are very important when arranging times to meet with subjects and film around campus.
  • Checking out, reserving, and returning video and photography equipment (cameras, lighting, microphones, etc.) from JMU Media Resources as needed for projects.
  • Meeting with staff members to brainstorm, plan, and create videos highlighting events/services that they coordinate.
  • Collaborating with other student assistants on the media team to brainstorm the best ways to reach fellow JMU students.
  • Attending weekly supervisor meetings and monthly staff meetings with the other student assistants in CAP.

Positions available for 2014-2015: 0; position has been filled. 

Wage and hours per week: $8.00/hour; 10 hours/week

Interested?: More information will be posted when position is open. Recruiting typically occurs in February each year. Questions? Contact Emily Blake at blakeed@jmu.edu.  


Career Educators

Career Educators (CE's) are undergraduate peer educators who volunteer 4-6 hours a week in the office of Career and Academic Planning. CE's create and present career outreach programs to student organizations and residence halls, lead tours of the Career and Academic Planning resource center, review resumes, and assist with special events including Career Fairs.

Positions available for 2014-2015: 0; positions have been filled.

Wage and hours per week: Volunteer; 4-6 hours/week.

Interested?: More information will be posted when positions are open. Recruiting typically occurs in February each year. Questions? Contact Sarah Orem at oremse@jmu.edu.


Office Student Assistant

The Office Student Assistant provides administrative support for the office of Career and Academic Planning, CAP Resource Center, Career Educator Program and other administrative duties as assigned. This is a Federal Work Study position, so students eligible for FWS are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a detail oriented, organized individual.

Duties will include:

  • Organize and monitor work schedule for a group of 10-12 volunteers representing the office.
  • Maintain scheduling and tracking system for tours, events and presentations providing timely communication between group members, supervisor and constituents requesting services.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings - communicate scheduling updates, take minutes, etc.
  • Answer general student questions and provide support as needed at front desk or in Resource Center.
  • Assist with administrative projects when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Model excellent customer service for all constituents including students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, maintain and organize records.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google programs.
  • Must have Federal Work Study eligibility for 2014-2015. Federal Work Study eligibility is typically not granted until the summer each year. Usually students who have received FWS awards in the past will receive FWS eligibility in the future, but this is not guaranteed. Hiring for this position will be contingent upon you receiving an FWS award for 2014-2015. See the Federal Work Study FAQ page for more information. Scroll to question 11 to see where you can go in MyMadison to see whether you've had FWS eligibility in the past.

Positions available for 2014-2015: 0; position has been filled

Wage and hours per week: $8/hour; hours per week will be based on Federal Work Study award granted

Interested?: More information will be posted when position is open. Recruiting typically occurs in February each year. Questions? Contact Sarah Orem at oremse@jmu.edu


Graduate Assistants

Graduate assistants (GA's) are vital members of the Career and Academic Planning staff. They use their talents to support Career and Academic Planning services and programs 20 hours a week. Responsibilities generally fall in the areas of direct student contact and support to a variety of our programs. Some typical job responsibilities may include helping students create resumes, facilitating career decision making workshops, helping with events such as fairs, participating in office committees, assisting with visiting employers, working with Recruit-A-Duke online database and providing administrative support. Successful graduate assistant candidates will have strong skills in verbal communication, interpersonal interactions, time and project management, teamwork, initiative, Microsoft Office programs, and giving presentations.

Positions available for 2014-2015: 0; positions have been filled

Stipend and hours per week: 20 hours per week; see JMU Graduate Assistantship information at http://www.jmu.edu/grad/current_students/assistantships.shtml. These assistantships will only be able to provide in-state tuition scholarships.

Interested?: Contact Chandra Lane at lanecm@jmu.edu for more information.