Career Guide to JMU Majors

The Career Guide to JMU Majors provides a sampling of career options for each of the majors offered at JMU. The Career Guide also provides major specific information on internship opportunities, characteristics of successful students, and websites for further exploration of potential careers.


With FOCUS, you can take self-assessment tests, compare careers, look up salary and job outlook information, see the pros and cons of different careers based on your likes and dislikes, explore common careers for certain majors, and save your results for future reference. We recommend you schedule an appointment with an academic or career advisor to help make meaning of your results.


GoinGlobal is an online resource with a wealth of information about working in specific cities in the U.S. and Canada, including job search databases, job fairs, cost of living, job prospects and industry trends, and even cultural advice. It also provides information for those interested in working overseas, and those with special H1B VISA considerations who are seeking employment in the U.S.


All JMU students and alumni can use InterviewStream to conduct free, online practice interviews with a webcam. With InterviewStream, you will have access to frequently asked interview questions, you can choose your own questions, or select a prepared interview. You can record yourself responding to each question, retry, and review the final product to improve your performance.


Handshake is James Madison University’s online career services management system that provides JMU students access to internships, full-time jobs, career fairs, workshops, information sessions, and more. With Handshake, you can: find jobs and internships, research and connect with employers, and improve your job or internship search.


FirstHand (formerly "Vault") is an online reference site where you can access information on career fields, company reviews and rankings, and apply for jobs and internships. FirstHand is a great place to research career fields that you are interested in, so that you can learn more about what they're really like.

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