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CISE Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Arrive at the JMU Festival Conference Center, check in, and set up booth

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CISE 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 Recruiting Guide

  • Log in to our online recruiting platform, Handshake.
  • Navigate to the ‘Fairs’ tab on the left and search ‘JMU CISE Career Fair.’
  • Consult the Handshake Help Center’s How to Register for a Career Fair instructions for further information.
  • Our office will review your registration request within 3 business days.
  • $400.00 For-Profit Organizations
  • $500.00 Corporate Recruiting Bundle
  • $200.00 Non-Profits*/Government Agencies
  • $100.00 Charitable Non-Profit Organizations*
  • $15.00 Additional Attendees

*To verify non-profit status, your tax ID will be requested when you register.

Registration fees include lunch, one table (8 foot by 2 foot), event publicity, and 2 representatives. 

  • Each organization is limited to 1 table only
  • Each company may bring up to 4 representatives. The first 2 representatives are included with the registration fee.
  • Each additional person is $15.00 and must be previously registered through Handshake. 

Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received. If payment is not received, your spot will be given to another company on the waitlist.

All registration payments are by credit card only.

If you sign up for the CISE Career Fair AND JMU's Career and Academic Planning Career Fair on September 24-25, you will receive a discount of $100 per fair. Please contact Aimee Stright at or 540-568-6390 for more information.

  • Registration Opens: May 7, 2018
  • Registration Closes: When all spaces have been reserved
  • Cancellation Deadline for 100% refund: August  13, 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline for 50% refund: August 27, 2018
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received after August 27, 2018
  • If the event is canceled by James Madison University due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
Inclement Weather

Please refer to the following if the University is impacted by inclement weather on the day of the CISE Career and Internship Fair:

  • If the University opens at 10 a.m., the Fair will run as scheduled.
  • If the University opens at 11 a.m. or later, the event will be canceled. 
  • If the University closes after the Fair has started, but is less than 2 hours into the event, the event will be canceled and fees will be refunded.
  • If the University closes two hours after the event has started, the Fair will be canceled and employers will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellation/delay information can be located on the JMU website or by calling 540-433-5300. 

Refunds will not be offered for no-shows. 

Career Fair Day Logistics
  • Materials may be dropped off first by pulling into the Festival Conference Center cul-de-sac (GPS location: 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA. 22807). Staff will be available to assist you.

  • Please park in the D3 Lot (either the lower paved or the upper gravel area depending on space availability) on East Campus (GPS location: 1400 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807). The D3 lot is located directly across the street from the Career Fair location.
  • Park your car in an available general, non-metered spot. (Parking anywhere else will result in a ticket).

  • Please check-in at the registration table, located in the Festival Conference and Student Center.
  • Please note that each member of your group must check in.
  • Information packets will be available at check-in and will include an event map and a Wi-Fi password. 


Shipping your Materials to and from JMU

You may send your materials/display in advance (no earlier than one week prior to the fair) to:

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

  • Pick-ups should be arranged for 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Career Fair.
  • Please call in your shipment to your Carrier at least two hours prior to pick-up and tell your carrier to pick up materials/display at the main entrance of the Festival Conference and Student Center. 
  • After arranging shipment, please bring your "ready to be shipped" display/materials to the registration desk for storage. (JMU is not responsible for any materials/displays remaining after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Fair.)

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


Learn more about the CISE majors.

To learn more about other recruiting options at JMU, check out our Recruiting Guide or visit the Employer page of our website.

JMU and Looksharp: James Madison University is excited to partner with Looksharp and offer their mobile recruiting technology for free to JMU employers. Check out the Looksharp handout to learn more about how the partnership works and what it means for you.

What: Looksharp has built a product that streamlines student data collection at career fairs and campus events. The product complements or replaces handing over paper resumes with a lightweight mobile app and CRM that allows you to easily collect student info, organize and email candidates after the event.

How: Through this new partnership you will be able to use Looksharp Recruiter for free at all JMU campus events indefinitely. Simply sign up using this form and someone from Looksharp will contact you immediately to share more info.


If you have questions about Handshake or registration, please contact Aimee Stright at or 540-568-6390.

If you have questions regarding logistics or parking, please contact Lynn Radocha at or 540-568-2766.

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