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What is the Handshakes & Hellos Expo? 

The Handshakes & Hellos Expo: Student Org Edition is a networking event for employers to connect with students. This event offers students an opportunity to learn networking skills and have a chance to try them out directly with you.  Through networking, students can identify possible employers and speakers for future professional development efforts. Check out photos from our last Handshakes & Hellos Expo on our Facebook album.

Why Attend?
  • Connect with student organizations who want to connect with you 
  • Establish your reputation among JMU students and faculty
  • Engage in conversation with potential employees
Tentative Schedule:

4:45-5:30pm: Employer Check-In
: Networking Session
6:00-7:30pm: Networking Reception

Employers who have participated in previous Handshakes & Hellos Include:

TEK Systems
Iris Health Solutions
Gallant Communications
General Services Administration
Virginia Department of Transportation
Great Eastern Resort Management
Virginia Institute of Autism
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
Wintergreen Resort
Merkle | RKG
United Way of Harrisonburg &Rockingham Co.

What Recruiters are Saying

"The event was well organized and there was a nice turnout of impressive students."
"This was my first event at JMU. I was impressed and enjoyed it."

Here's How It Works: 

Refreshments provided
Business casual attire


Contact us at for more information.

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