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Campus-Wide Career Fair

February 13 & 14 (Tues-Wed)

Location: JMU Festival Conference & Student Center - Ballroom

Feel free to check out photos from the Fall 2017 fair!

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The Career Fair is a 2-day event, but each organization is invited to register for one day. Both days are open to all majors/industries, and the fair is held each fall and spring.

  • 9-11am: Arrive at JMU's Ballroom, check in, and set up booth
  • 11am-3pm: Career Fair


Formal interviews are not part of the Career Fair schedule. To learn more about On-Campus Interviewing and other ways of connecting with JMU students during the academic year, check out our Interview JMU Students page.


Join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #jmucareerfair or send questions to @jmucap. Check out photos from an earlier Career Fair on Facebook!


Deadlines for Spring 2018

  • Registration Opens: November 1, 2017.
  • Registration Closes: When all spaces have been reserved.
  • Cancellation Deadline for 100% refund: January 3, 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline for 50% refund: January 24, 2018
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received after January 24, 2018.
  • If the event is canceled by James Madison University due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
  • Please submit payment within 30 days of completing the registration process


  • All registration fees include table (8 foot by 2 foot), event publicity, and 2 representatives. Each organization is limited to 1 table only.
  • $400: Corporate/For-Profit Organizations
  • $200: Government Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations (This will be verified through the email address provided during registration.)
  • $100: 501(c)(3) Charitable Non-Profit Organizations (To verify status, your tax ID will be needed as you provide your contact information.)
  • $15:  Additional Attendees


  • The instructions below assume that you already have a NACELink/Symplicity account.
    • If you DO NOT have a NACELink/Symplicity account, you must first register your organization's information on Recruit-A-Duke. Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive a username and password to complete the registration instructions below.
    • If you DO have a NACELink/Symplicity account, continue reading below. It may be helpful to print these instructions for your reference.
    • Note: If you do not remember your password, click on the Forgot Password button located on the Recruit-A-Duke login screen.
  • Go to the Recruit-A-Duke login page for Employers.
  • Log in with your username and password.
  • Click on the tab labeled "Career Fair & Information Sessions".
  • Click on the "Register" button next to the event that you wish to register for.
  • Proceed to filling in all of the required fields.
  • You will receive a confirmation from our office upon approval of your registration.

Mailing Displays

Need to send your display in advance? Ship it to:

Career Fair c/o Bob Davis
Events & Conferences
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Please send your packages no earlier than one week prior to the fair.

Need to ship display items back after the fair? See below for instructions and reminders:

  • It is the responsibility of each employer to arrange for his/her own pick up of displays.
  • Please call in your shipment to your carrier at least  two hours prior to pick-up.
  • Pick-ups should be arranged for 5:00 p.m. same day at the latest. Please tell express delivery services to pick up displays at the main entrance to the Festival Conference Center.
  • After arranging shipment please bring your materials to the registration desk for storage.
  • Please note that JMU is not responsible for any displays remaining after 5:00 p.m.

Travel & Parking

The event will be held in the Festival Conference & Student Center at 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

JMU Campus Map

Unloading and parking:

  • Pull into the Festival cul-de-sac and unload all materials for the Fair onto the sidewalk. Staff will ask you which organization you represent and bring your materials inside to your assigned table.
  • Exit the cul-de-sac as soon as possible out of consideration for other recruiters. You can check in when you return from parking your car.
  • Drive around the cul-de-sac and turn right onto Carrier Drive.
  • When Carrier Drive ends at the JMU sign, turn right onto University Boulevard.
  • Follow University Boulevard for less than a mile to JMU Parking Lots R-10 and R-11.
  • Park your car anywhere in the R-10 and R-11 lots. Parking anywhere else will result in a ticket.
  • JMU shuttles will be leaving every few minutes from the R-10 and R-11 parking lots. The shuttles will take you back to the Festival for the Fair.
  • When you arrive at the Festival proceed to the registration table (straight ahead through the entrance) to check in.

At the end of the day, shuttles will be available to either:

  • take you and your materials back to the parking lot -OR-
  • take you back to your car where you may drive back to the Festival (following the Fair signage) to pick up your materials

Please print and bring this information with you.

Hotel Group Rate

Take advantage of our group hotel rate of $95 with the Courtyard Harrisonburg. You can book online or call directly at 540-432-3031 and reference the JMU Campus-Wide Career Fair. This rate is available until January 13th or until all rooms fill.

Inclement Weather Policy

Please refer to this policy if the university is impacted by inclement weather on your scheduled day of attendance at the JMU Career & Internship Fair:

  • Fall & Spring Fairs:
    • If the university opens by 10am, the Fair will run as scheduled that day.
    • In the event that the university closes when the Fair has already begun but is less than 2 hours into the event, the rest of the event on that day will be cancelled and all employer fees for that day will be refunded. If the university closes when the Fair has already occurred for 2 hours, the rest of the event on that day will be cancelled and there will be a 50% refund offered for that day.
  • Fall Fair Only:
    • If the university opens at 11am or later, the event on that date will be postponed to our inclement weather Fair date, Monday, October 3, 2017
    • If the university is closed on one or both Fair dates, the event on the day(s) impacted will be postponed to our inclement weather Fair date, Monday, October 3, 2017.
  • Spring Fair Only:
    • If the university opens at 11am or later, the event on that date will be postponed to our inclement weather Fair date, Thursday, February 22, 2018.
    • If the university is closed on one or both Fair dates, the event on the day(s) impacted will be postponed to our inclement weather Fair date, Thursday February 22, 2018

*We encourage you to monitor the JMU cancellation/delay information prior to and on the day of your scheduled visit by going to  or calling 540-433-5300.

*We will also be sure to send you an email directly if the university does implement a delay and/or closing once we are made aware of the university’s plan. In the event that the fair is postponed you will receive additional communication regarding the logistics for attending on our inclement weather date.  

If you do not show up on the date of your scheduled visit and the Fair runs as scheduled (either on the original dates or inclement weather date), refunds will not be offered.

Recruiting and Majors at JMU

Learn more about the majors and teaching licensure areas available to JMU students as you plan your visit.

To learn more about other recruiting options at JMU, visit the Employers page of our website.


Employer Relations & Recruiting staff:
Danielle Brooks: 

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