Be an active part of our SMAD community. Along with following us on our social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, here are a number of ways for you to stay connected:

LinkedIn

LinkedIn This is an open group for alumni, faculty, students, and supporters of SMAD with more than 1,700 members. Submit a request to join through LinkedIn and participate in the following ways:

SMAD Connect

The SMAD Connect initiative identifies both SMAD alumni and non-alumni media professionals who can provide career advice to current students. Events are typically scheduled on Fridays.  Guest speakers are invited to speak in classes and participate in SMAD sponsored events and organizations.

SMAD Dog Days

SMAD kicks off each year with our Dog Days picnic and SMAD Opportunities Fair during the fall semester to allow students to network and build relationships with various SMAD faculty and staff outside of the classroom.

SMAD Awards Banquet & SMAD Day

SMAD culminates every school year with the Awards Banquet in April to recognize scholarship recipients followed by our SMAD Day, which is a career day extravaganza that features panels and workshops by more than 75 SMAD alumni.

Alumni Opportunities

Send us your story and a picture to include on Our Alumni-Profiles page.

  • Learn more about SMAD Connect and let us know if you and/or colleagues want to come to campus to make a Friday presentation as part of this initiative.
  • Plan to be part of SMAD Day in April.
  • Tell us another way you would like to connect.

For more information or to sign-up for the networking opportunities listed above, email Rusty Greene at greenerp@jmu.edu

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