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Apply between January 15 and March 23, 2018, to be considered for the Student Advisory Board for the 2018-2019 school year! In addition to filling out the online form, candidates must email their resume to with Student Advisory Board in the subject line.

What is the Student Advisory Board?

The Student Advisory Board is a group of students who meets several times a year to provide us feedback on our events and services to better serve JMU students. Want to have a voice in shaping career services on campus? We want to hear from YOU!

Join the Student Advisory Board to:

  • share your ideas in order to improve the ways we support JMU students' career development
  • gain a more in-depth connection to all of our career services

What are some of the benefits?

If you're selected to be a part of the board, you can...

  • Shape CAP services and resources for students
  • Gain experience serving on an advisory board (a great opportunity for your resume!)
  • Expand your leadership and professional communication skills
  • Have your photo on the CAP website (see below)
  • Enjoy free food and swag

What would the commitment look like?

You would be expected to...

  • Attend all scheduled meetings (3 per semester, 6 per academic year)
  • Participate in discussions and share ideas for improving CAP resources
  • Identify ways to pinpoint and meet student needs on campus
  • Share information about CAP resources (informally and formally) with fellow students, faculty, and others
  • Attend at least one CAP event per semester

What is CAP looking for in Advisory Board applicants?

To be competitive you would need to demonstrate...

  • Enthusiasm about creating closer connections between Career & Academic Planning and JMU students
  • Interest in brainstorming career and professional topics, and students' needs in these areas
  • Creative or innovative problem-solving skills
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Leadership in other areas
  • Communication, teamwork, flexibility, and professionalism

I'm interested! Now what?

  • Research our office. Our website includes a lot of information about our services. Before applying, take some time to familiarize yourself with Handshake, our online jobs and internships database. Learn as much as you can so that you can demonstrate understanding of our mission, what we're doing well, and what we could improve.
  • Think about the impact you want to make. What kind of stamp would you like to leave on CAP? What's missing in terms of our services and resources? How can we deliver our messages, services, etc. more effectively to students? How can CAP better connect with the student body?
  • Draft a strong resume. If you haven't already, use our online resume guide to put your resume together. This helps us see where you ve been, what skills you bring, and your previous accomplishments. Don't hold back. Give us an idea of what you're capable of!
  • Apply! We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Email your resume to with the following subject line: "Student Advisory Board Application". The application deadline is March 23, 2018.

Meet the Student Advisory Board

missing photoBrock Addison
Business Management and
Psychology major
Edgar GuzmanEdgar Guzman
Accounting major
Emilia WeaverEmilia Weaver
Psychology major
Erin SullivanErin Sullivan
Psychology major
Jamison ClarkeJamison Clarke
Public Policy major
Jordan TaylorJordan Taylor
Communications major
Katherine BrallierKatherine Brallier
Health Service
Administration major
Kevin DannaherKevin Dannaher
Biochemistry major
Madison KalskiMadison Kalski
Health Sciences major
Nicole WilliamsonNicole Williamson
Computer Information Systems major
Olivia GentilcoreOlivia Gentilcore
Communication Studies major
Stavros KontziasStavros Kontzias
Finance major
Tara AbramsTara Abrams
Social Work major
Victoria CiavarraVictoria Ciavarra
ISAT major

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