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Handshakes & Hellos Expo:
Student Org Edition

Thursday, October 11, 2018 
5:30-7:30pm (Check-in starts at 4:45pm)

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

What is the Handshakes & Hellos Expo? 

The Handshakes & Hellos Expo: Student Org Edition is a networking event for employers to connect with student organization leaders and professional development chairs who are interested in connecting with you.  This event offers students an opportunity to learn networking skills and have a chance to try them out directly with you.  Through networking, student organization representatives can identify possible employers and speakers for future professional development efforts. Check out photos from our last Handshakes & Hellos Expo on our Facebook album.

Why Attend?
  • Connect with student organizations who want to connect with you 
  • Establish your reputation among JMU students and faculty
  • Engage in conversation with potential employees
Tentative Schedule:

4:45-5:30pm: Employer Check-In
: Networking Session
6:00-7:30pm: Networking Reception

Employers who have participated in previous Handshakes & Hellos Include:

TEK Systems
Iris Health Solutions
Gallant Communications
General Services Administration
Virginia Department of Transportation
Great Eastern Resort Management
Virginia Institute of Autism
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
Wintergreen Resort
Merkle | RKG
United Way of Harrisonburg &Rockingham Co.

What Recruiters are Saying

"The event was well organized and there was a nice turnout of impressive students."
"This was my first event at JMU. I was impressed and enjoyed it."

Here's How It Works: 

Refreshments provided
Business casual attire


Contact us at for more information.

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