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Experiential Learning

You’ll have many opportunities to apply the concepts you’re learning in the classroom to real-world scenarios. We offer a wide range of activities that promote interdisciplinary learning, career exploration, leadership, cultural awareness, professional etiquette and networking skills. You’ll build your business acumen through collaboration with employers, alumni and community partners outside of the traditional academic setting.


Internships & Externships

Get a taste of what it’s like working in your dream job. Whether you spend just a day or a full semester with a potential employer, you’ll gain practical experience while broadening your understanding of your chosen field. That insight will be vital in helping you make career decisions. You’ll gain confidence, possibly academic credit and a new perspective.


Sophomore Connection

Jump start your career success by participating in the Sophomore Professional Development Conference hosted by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Department of Management. Work with faculty, alumni and upper class students to build your resume and elevator pitch, as well as to develop your professional image and hone your networking skills.

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For me, the College of Business' key differentiator is the engaged and well-connected faculty. By forming close relationships with my professors (and now mentors), I was able to receive multiple internship opportunities that ultimately led to my career at Microsoft.

Hailey Fleming ('15), Bachelor of Business Administration, CIS, Information Assurance, Microsoft

Hailey Fleming, JMU Grad, works at Microsoft

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