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Holding an on-campus recruiting event builds your brand at JMU and allows students to learn more about your opportunities and company culture. Make your request to hold a recruiting event in Handshake!

Types of events include Information Table, Information Session, Workshop, and other relevant options. View the Handshake Employer Help Center’s Events & Career Fairs section for instructions on How to Request an Event at a School and more.

Event Location

Please use the campus map to locate the facility in which you would prefer your recruiting event will be held. We will make arrangements to secure a location based on the information submitted on your request and provide you with details as soon as your confirmation is received concerning space reservation on campus from our Events and Conferences office.

Virtual Events

If you would like to host a virtual event, you can promote this with our students on Handshake by creating an event, indicating that it is virtual, and providing the link for students to join the event. Virtual events are a great way to provide information with students when you’re unable to make it to campus.

Office Hours

Office hours offer employers an opportunity to meet more informally with students in our Interview Center to discuss career opportunities, offer informal resume reviews and job search advice, and more. Office hours often work best in conjunction with holding other recruiting events, and before holding on-campus interviews; to hold office hours in our Interview Center, please submit a request.

Catering

JMU contracts exclusively with Aramark to provide catering and dining services on campus. If you would like to order refreshments, please contact the Special Events office at 540-568-6637 at least one week in advanceRefreshments from vendors other than JMU Dining Services/Aramark are not permitted at your event.

Logistics and Parking

Depending on the location of your event, parking arrangements and logistics for arriving at your designated space will vary. If you are the recruiter coordinating your team’s on-campus activity and your event has been approved in Handshake, please review the information below and take action based on the location of your event. For additional details, refer to JMU’s campus map.

Our staff will review your event request two weeks prior to your event date and will reach out to the recruiter listed on the request. If the number of parking passes has changed since your initial request, please let us know immediately.

For requests of 5 or fewer passes, our office will check your event request and send the requested passes to the Festival Conference and Student Center, Room 2010 where you can pick them up prior to your event.

For requests of 6 or more passes, our office will reach out two weeks prior to your event date reminding you to submit Parking Services’ event parking request form, as we are unable to submit the form on your behalf.

Please note that the “Contact Person” on your parking request form is the point of contact within your organization the passes should be sent to, not your point of contact(s) at JMU.

At least two weeks prior to your event date, please contact Jennifer Nelson at nelsonjn@jmu.edu or (540) 568-4250 to request parking arrangements. 

Please note that if the space reserved for your team is locked upon arrival, we ask that you go to the Dean's Office on the first floor of the building so someone can unlock your reserved room. At least 10 days prior to your recruiting event, contact Parking Services at (540) 568-3300 or parkingservices@jmu.edu. If your event has been rescheduled or you have any questions, email handshake@jmu.edu.

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At least 10 days prior to your recruiting event, contact Parking Services at (540) 568-3300 or parkingservices@jmu.edu.

Please note that the “Contact Person” on your parking request form is the point of contact within your organization the passes should be sent to, not your point of contact(s) at JMU.

Parking will be provided in the Mason Street Parking Deck. Our office will reach out two weeks prior to your event date to request parking numbers. If your event has been rescheduled or you have any questions regarding your parking arrangements, email handshake@jmu.edu.

Parking will be provided in the Mason Street Parking Deck. Our office will reach out two weeks prior to your event date to request parking numbers. If your event has been rescheduled or you have any questions regarding your parking arrangements, email handshake@jmu.edu.

At least 10 days prior to your recruiting event, contact Parking Services at (540) 568-3300 or parkingservices@jmu.edu.

Please note that the “Contact Person” on your parking request form is the point of contact within your organization the passes should be sent to, not your point of contact(s) at JMU.

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Questions

If you have questions regarding your parking arrangements prior to your visit, please email handshake@jmu.edu and our staff will be happy to assist you. Requests placed with Parking Services should be made at least 10 days in advance.

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