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Upcoming Events

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Event Descriptions

Ask a Career Coach

Have questions? Ask a Career Coach! Stop by our table to talk about your job or internship search, choosing a major or career, grad school, resumes, or interviewing. Contact: Sarah Orem, at

Career & Internship Fair (Spring and Fall)

The Career & Internship Fair is held once per semester and is an opportunity for you to learn about jobs and internships available, talk with employers representing different organizations, and network. Learn more about our fairs and how to prepare.

Graduate School 101

Grad School 101 is a workshop designed for students considering applying to graduate school. Contact Shelly Laurenzo:

Graduate School 201

The Graduate School 201 workshop offers a review of the grad school application process. Contact Shelly Laurenzo:

Graduate School 301

Grad School 301 is a workshop designed for students preparing for a graduate school interview. Contact Shelly Laurenzo:

Graduate School 401

Grad School 401 will cover life as a graduate student, including a panel of current graduate students and information on paying for graduate school. Contact Shelly Laurenzo:

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Every fall, more than 100 graduate schools, medical schools, and law schools will be recruiting and providing information on their graduate programs. Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional consortium: Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, James Madison University, and Mary Baldwin College. Students from all 4 universities will be in attendance. Contact Laura Ryman:, 540.568.7065

Internships 101

Want an internship, but are not sure where to start? Learn what you need to consider when getting started on your internship search in a small group format. No RSVP needed. Contact Laura Hickerson:

Kaplan GRE Practice Test

Every year our office partners with Kaplan to offer a free test drive for students for the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT (grad, med, and law school admittance exams). Sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep Contact: 1-800-KAP-TEST or email Jason Riner at


MADHACK: James Madison University’s first full-scale Hackathon; a creative, collaborative, software development experience. For 24 hours (from registration to awards ceremony) students will gather to build the coolest and most innovative web, mobile, and hardware applications. Located at the ICE House in downtown Harrisonburg in space designed to put learning into action. Meet amazing people, FREE registration, free food, $1000.00 cash prize, giveaways, t-shirts, and awards! WHO: All enrolled university students. Coding experience not necessarily required, all skill levels are welcome; work with others to learn a new language or the basics. Contact

Major Decisions

Walk-in and small group sessions designed to help students choose or change a major. Contact Sarah Orem at More info at

Practice Interviews

JMU's Practice Interview Program can help you gain experience interviewing with actual employers without leaving campus! The employer will offer you professional feedback on your performance. All Practice Interviews happen on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center. Many Practice Interviews include behavioral interview questions. These questions are open-ended and ask you about past work or life experiences. Learn more about behavioral interviewing and other common interview questions, so you'll know what to expect on our Practice Interviews page.

Resume Review

Have a resume and need someone to critique it for you? Stop by for a resume review from a CAP staff member. First come, first serve. Contact Laura Hickerson:

Resume Writing Workshop

Learn how to write a resume from scratch. The components of good resume writing will be covered, including content, format, and appearance. All Resume Writing Workshops are held in the Student Success Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3270 (CAP Conference Room). No RSVP needed. Contact Laura Hickerson:


ResumePREP provides an opportunity for you to have your resume reviewed by experienced professionals in a casual, relaxed environment. Professional reviewers are recruiters from various companies, and staff from Career & Academic Planning. Please arrive with a copy of your resume, and you will have a personal review on a first-come first-served basis. This is a great opportunity to prepare your resume for Career Fair. Contact

Teacher Recruitment Day

This annual PK-12 education job and interviewing fair is intended for fully or soon-to-be certified students interested in teaching positions. The event is limited to JMU students and alumni, and invited guests from Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, Mary Baldwin College, and Shenandoah University. Contact Sarah Orem at