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In 2018, we have chosen to discontinue ResumePREP, in light of increasing our resume review offerings throughout the semester. We are also offering InterviewPREP twice this year, in an effort to give students and employers additional opportunities to connect.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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

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What is ResumePREP?

ResumePREP (Personal Reviews with Experienced Professionals) is a day of employer resume reviews for JMU students with a casual theme. This event typically draws a crowd of 200-300 students. You will spend 10 minutes with each student, offering feedback to help students with improving their resumes. Students are assigned randomly, based on sign-in time; however, you may choose to staff a table at the event to provide company information to students and allow them to ask questions and gain knowledge about your organizationCheck out photos from the 2016 ResumePREP on our Facebook album.

How do I register?

Register up to 3 representatives from your organization now in Recruit-A-Duke under the "Career Fairs & Information Sessions" tab.


10:30am: Employer Check-in for the event at the Madison Union Ballroom
11:00am: Employer Welcome Luncheon
Noon-3:00pm: ResumePREP Event in the Madison Union Ballroom

Why Attend?

100% of last year's employer participants found this event well organized and worth attending!

ResumePREP, our kickoff recruiting event for students at James Madison University is a great opportunity to increase your visibility across our campus and provide a service that students genuinely appreciate.

Here's what a few employers have shared about their experience attending:

  • “Great time, impressed with how well run the event was, also impressed with the students.”
  • “Very impressed, probably best run Resume workshop I’ve been a part of.”
  • “Fantastic job with event organization, department collaboration and student turnout. We look forward to another one!

Students will be asked to bring draft copies of their resumes to the event. They will sign up to meet with an employer resume reviewer on a first-come, first-served basis. Employers will have 10 minutes with each student reviewing their resume and answering any questions they have.

If you choose to participate in this event you will also have the opportunity to have an information table so that students will be able to speak with a representative from your organization about employment options even if they don't get to meet with your company for a resume review.

Directions and Parking

Parking will be located in the R10/R11 lots*, and directions are below:

From I-81 North, 

  1. Take Exit 245.
  2. Turn right onto Port Republic Road.
  3. Take the next immediate right at the light into the R11/R10 Lots.

From I-81 South

  1. Take Exit 245.
  2. Turn left onto Port Republic Road.
  3. Proceed straight through one light and take a right at the next into the R11/R10 Lots.

JMU Parking Map

*A bus will shuttle back and forth from the parking lot to Madison Union from 9:30am - 11:00am to take you and the other participants to the event. It will also shuttle participants back to the parking lot at the end of the event. 

If a hotel stay will be part of your visit, view our list of local accommodations.


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