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Looking for top technical talent with a knack for problem-solving and a drive to succeed?  Join the Commonwealth’s premier applied STEM Industrial Partners Program and reach 2,000 potential employees.

The Industry Partners Program seeks to foster a meaningful and sustained partnership between students, faculty, staff, and industry leaders who share a common purpose of improving our world through the cultivation of integrated science, technology and engineering.

Recruiting Benefits

JMU CISE Industry Partners receive recruiting benefits such as:

  • Exclusive access to top-level, project-ready students with knowledge and skills in computer science, engineering, and technology
  • Individualized consultation and service to assist with recruitment strategy and meeting the staffing goals of your organization
  • Premium placement (and Partner recognition) at the JMU CISE Career Fair; fees waived
  • Organization logo with hyperlink on the CISE website for the duration of the calendar year
  • Ability to conduct employment information sessions within select programs
  • Customizable employment and internship information distributed via email, social media, and digital signage
  • Enhanced support of campus recruiting logistics, such as booking meeting spaces, publicity, and parking  
Other Benefits

Additional Industry Partner benefits include:

  • Collaborative research opportunities, specifically through student projects
  • Potential to develop signature events such as one-day conferences, hack-a-thons, and other contests
  • Invitation to present technical talks with select academic programs
  • Attend faculty-led research talks
  • Participation in the ISAT Senior Symposium, Engineering Exchange or Computer Science Poster Presentation (or all three depending on partnership level)
Individual Partnerships

To meet recruitment needs, organizations have several partnership investment opportunities. (All fees are paid on an annual basis.)


Computer Science

  • 501(c)3 Organizations/Government Agencies (.gov): $1,000.00
  • Start-Ups/Small Organizations: $2,000
  • Mid-Size Organizations: $5,000
  • Large Organizations: $10,000

 Engineering

  • 501(c)3 Organizations/Government Agencies (.gov): $1,000.00
  • Start-Ups/Small Organizations: $2,000
  • Mid-Size Organizations: $5,000
  • Large Organizations: $10,000

Geographic Science

  • 501(c)3 Organizations/Government Agencies (.gov): $500.00
  • Start-Ups/Small Organizations: $1,000
  • Mid-Size Organizations: $2,500
  • Large Organizations: $5,000

Integrated Science and Technology

  • 501(c)3 Organizations/Government Agencies (.gov): $500.00
  • Start-Ups/Small Organizations: $1,000
  • Mid-Size Organizations: $2,500
  • Large Organizations: $5,000

Intelligence Analysis

  • 501(c)3 Organizations/Government Agencies (.gov): $1,000.00
  • Start-Ups/Small Organizations: $2,000
  • Mid-Size Organizations: $5,000
  • Large Organizations: $10,000
Premier Partnership

Partner with all five departments/programs in CISE

  • 501(c)3 Organizations/Government Agencies (.gov): $2,500.00
  • Start-Ups/Small Organizations: $4,500
  • Mid-Size Organizations: $12,500
  • Large Organizations: $25,000

Small Organizations - less than 100 employees
Start-ups - in business less than three years
Mid-size organizations - 101-500 employees
Large organizations  501+ employees


If you have questions or would like additional details, please contact John Meck in Corporate and Foundation Relations at meckjh@jmu.edu or Kristin Sowden in CISE at sowdenka@jmu.edu

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