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Students at JMU live in a rapidly changing world and are presented with a complex set of employment decisions.  POSC Career Peer Advisors, nominated by the faculty, work with departmental administrators, faculty and alumni to help their fellow students navigate the maze of information surrounding career opportunities.  They profile alumni success, host departmental events and do research projects on the employment options for our majors.  Their work keeps current students in touch with the alumni who have become agents of change and models across the professions, throughout the Commonwealth and around the world.
Applications to serve as a CPA for the 2018-2019 school year are available in the POSC DEPARTMENTAL OFFICE (in MILLER HALL 2120) or from Professor Elaine Chisek at Applications need to be submitted via e-mail to Prof. Elaine Chisek at by Thursday April 12th, 2018

The CPA Program...

  • Offers students a new access point and bridge to established department and campus-wide resources for career planning

  • Creates service and leadership opportunities for CPA team members

  • Builds a community of students with similar long-term interests

  • Encourages students to explore career paths while there is still time to make optimal course selections & strategic decisions about summer experiences

  • Helps students approach graduation with a little less anxiety

  • Works with students and alumni on a variety of events including:

    • Homecoming Weekend

    • Open Houses

    • Choices

    • Transfer Advising

    • Alumni Panels

Click Here to meet your Career Peer Advisors!
Past Projects...
Description of the kind of projects the CPA's do and how they help students.

To see all the materials the CPA's have put together click here.

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