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Main Office

Phone: 540-568-6555 
Fax: 540-568-6519 

Employer Services

Phone: 540-568-7379

Contact a Staff Member

See our staff directory for individual contact information

Hours of Operation

Regular hours:
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Summer hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-12pm

Offices are closed on JMU holidays and in inclement weather


Main Office:
3rd Floor, Student Success Center, JMU  

Mailing Address:
Career & Academic Planning
738 South Mason Street, MSC 1016
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Directions from Main Elevators

Our office has two entrances. Walk to your left for career counseling and advising appointments (SSC 3210), and walk to your right for on-campus interviews or employer services (SSC 3250).


Resource Center

What is the Resource Center?

The Career & Academic Planning Resource Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center. Everyone is welcome to visit the Resource Center, including JMU students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the community. 

In the Resource Center you can research majors, learn how to write resumes and cover letters, or conduct internship, job, or graduate school research. 

Career Educator Walk-In Hours

Career Educators, who are trained peer educators, are available to assist you by appointment or during walk-in hours. Career Educators can help with:

  • Reviewing first drafts of resumes and cover letters
  • How to use Handshake for appointments, events, and job search
  • Assistance with the CAP website/CAP tools (FOCUSCareer Guide to JMU Majors, etc.)

To access the Resource Center, just enter the Career & Academic Planning office through room SSC 3210 and ask at the front desk for directions.

Resource Center Features

The Resource Center offers a large screen television for presentations and six computers for career and major related research. Wifi and armchairs also make the Resource Center a great place to bring a laptop or tablet to work. Stop by and see us!


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