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2017 Employer Drive-In Conference:
Engaging with Career-Ready Dukes!

Thursday, August 10, 2017
9:30am-3pm 

Location: JMU Madison Union Ballroom
(5th floor of Warren Hall, across from Madison Grill)

Check out our Facebook album for photos from last year's conference! 

Registration

Registration opens June 1, 2017. Register in Recruit-A-Duke under the Career Fairs & Information Sessions Tab. Cost is $50/representative (max. 2 representatives per company). 

*Registration is free for Partners Program participants*

Why Attend?

What better way to strategically brand your organization on campus and connect with our students and faculty more meaningfully than through this unique and exclusive event at JMU. We've lined up an invaluable day of student and academic representatives to share how you can utilize the most impactful recruiting strategies in order to add more Dukes to your organization!

Here's what a few of last year's employers shared about the experience:

  • "JMU's CAP team and advisors are truly dedicated to and passionate about their students, and I got to see that first hand at the conference."
  • " I walked away with a better understanding of JMU students and new ways to connect with them on campus."
  • "All of the speakers and presentations were extremely engaging and interesting."
  • "We met some great leaders there at JMU and saw the spectacular career services facilities. We were made to feel very welcome by the career services staff and professors that attended."
  • " I would definitely attend again."

2017 Agenda

PDF icon Conference Program.pdf

9:30-10am

Check-In and Light Breakfast 

10-10:15am

Welcome
Denise Meadows, Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Recruiting

10:15-11am

Opening Keynote
Mark Warner, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs

11-11:15am

Break

11:15am-12pm

Session 1: Career Readiness Alumni Panel
Emma Maynard, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

12-1pm

Catered Lunch

1-1:45pm

Session 2: Mapping Competencies through Experiential Learning
Sam Collier, Director of Experiential Learning
Kelly Gooch, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning

1:45-2pm

Break

2-2:45pm

Session 3: Internship Best Practices
Laura Hickerson, Internship Coordinator

2:45-3pm

Closing Remarks

Parking & Directions

Parking

Parking is extremely limited at this time, so we highly encourage all visitors to carpool. 

Free parking will be available on the day of the event on levels 2-7 of the Grace Street Parking DeckYou do not need a parking pass for levels 2 through 7. (Please, do not park in the ground level/pay for parking spots.) 

Driving Directions

For those who prefer to use Google Maps, here is the Google Maps location for Grace Street Parking Deck.

Take exit 245 off I-81. If you're traveling south on I-81, turn right at the stoplight off the exit (Port Republic Road). If you're traveling north on I-81, turn left at the stoplight off the exit (Port Republic Road). Proceed on Port Republic Road, past the entrance to James Madison University, to South Main Street. At the stoplight, turn right onto South Main Street. Continue on South Main Street until you get to the intersection of East Grace Street. Take a right at the stoplight onto East Grace Street. Continue straight on East Grace Street through the stop sign. Continue to a second stop sign. Take a left at the stop sign and use the first entrance to the Grace Street Parking Deck. You can park on levels 2 through 7 for free without a pass. 

PDF icon JMU parking map

Walking Directions to Madison Union Ballroom from Parking Deck

Madison Union is located just south of the parking deck. As you exit the parking deck, turn left onto East Grace Street and then left again onto Warren Service Drive. As you head down the hill, there will be steps just before the Grafton Stovall Theatre. Follow the steps to the patio located directly in front of Madison Union. The event will be in the Madison Union Ballroom. As you enter the building, walk through the atrium and head right to the elevators. Madison Union Ballroom will be on the 5th floor. (Madison Union consists of two buildings, and the Ballroom is located in Taylor, the one on the left/west side on a campus map.)

JMU campus map - Madison Union and Grace Street Parking Deck are in the lower right

Questions?

Contact us at recruitaduke@jmu.edu.

We hope to see you there, and look forward to providing you with a strong foundation to jump-start the recruiting season at JMU! 

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