College of Integrated Science and Engineering

CISE launches new Industry Partners Program

Mitre at CISE Career Fair

By: Zachary Harris, CISE Staff Writer

Employers now have a way to reach over 2,000 potential project ready employees with top technical talent, who have a knack for problem-solving and a drive to succeed. The College of Integrated Science and Engineering is proud to announce its Industry Partners Program (CISE IPP).

The new CISE IPP program seeks to foster relationships between industry leaders, students and faculty who strive to improve the world through the application of science, technology and engineering to real-world problems.  “The Industrial Partners program is an opportunity for companies to develop a deeper relationship with the College of Integrated Science and Engineering. It’s intended to build a relationship that will be of mutual value.” Bob Kolvoord, the dean of CISE, said. CISE wants to partner with companies in a variety of ways – from collaborative research opportunities, to hiring our students, and seeking ways to improve our programs.

Partners will receive exclusive access to top-level talent – students who are project ready with knowledge in computer science, engineering, and technology. They will receive premium placement at the JMU CISE Career Fair and the opportunity to conduct employment information sessions. Additionally, partners are invited to present technical talks, develop and sponsor one-day events such as hack-a-thons, and collaborate with students doing research.

Through this new program, companies have the option of partnering with a single department, multiple departments or the entire college. Furthermore, smaller organizations gain from a tiered pricing system aligned with their resources.

For students, the program allows them to work with companies that specifically focus on fields related to their course of study.   Students will also benefit from interactions with the companies through capstone project sponsorships, collaborative research, and interaction with employees who can offer mentorship or advice.

“The companies are recognizing what JMU grads offer,” Kolvoord said. “They’re coming because of the quality of our grads and the talent that is available in CISE. It is a significant resource for a variety of firms.”

For more information about the program, visit the website or contact John Meck at

Published: Friday, November 3, 2017

Last Updated: Monday, January 29, 2018

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