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CISE Career & Internship Fair
Friday, February 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Arrive at the JMU Festival Conference and Student 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



  • 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.

*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.


  • $400.00 For-Profit Organizations
  • $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.

**All registration fees include lunch, one table (8 foot by 2 foot), event publicity, and 2 representatives (each additional attendee is $15.00). Each organization is limited to 1 table only.


If you sign up for the CISE Career Fair AND JMU's Career and Academic Planning Career Fair on February 13-14, you will receive a discount of $100 per fair. Please contact Aimee Stright at or 540-568-6390 for more information.


If you HAVE a NACELink/Symplicity account. Follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Recruit-A-Duke login page for Employers.
  2. Log in with your username and password.
  3. Click on the tab labeled "Career Fair & Information Sessions".
  4. Click on the "Register" button next to the event that you wish to register for.
  5. Proceed to fill in all of the required fields.
  6. You will receive a confirmation from our office upon approval of your registration.

If you DO NOT HAVE a NACELink/Symplicity account,

  1. You must first register your organization's information on Recruit-A-Duke.
  2. Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive a username and password.
  3. Complete the registration instructions listed above.

Forgot your password? Click on the Forgot Password button located on the Recruit-A-Duke login screen.

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. 

Travel and Parking


  • Materials may be dropped off first by pulling into the Festival Conference and Student Center cul-de-sac (GPS location: 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA. 22807). Staff will be available to assist you.
  • Exit the cul-de-sac as soon as possible and proceed to the "Convo A" lot. 
    • Drive around the cul-de-sac and turn right onto Carrier Drive.
    • At the light, make a right onto University Boulevard.
    • Drive approximately one-half mile to the JMU Convocation Center parking lot A.


  • Park in "Convo A" (GPS location: 895 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg, VA. 22807). 
  • Park your car in an available general, non-metered spot in Lot A (Parking anywhere else will result in a ticket).
  • There will be a dedicated shuttle service between Convo Lot A and the career fair location.


  • 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. 


  • Each company may bring up to 4 representatives. The first 2 representatives are included with your registration fee.
  • Each additional person is $15.00 and must be previously registered through Recruit-a-Duke. 


  • Shuttles will be available at the end of the day to take you back to Convo Lot A.


Please print and bring this information with you.


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 recruit-a-duke or registration, please contact Aimee Stright at or 540-568-6390.

If you have questions regarding the day of (logistics, parking, etc.) please contact Lynn Radocha at or 540-568-2766.

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