Check-in, and set up booth

11a- 3p

CISE Career Fair

*Formal interviews are not part of the Career Fair schedule. Check out our Recruiting Guide to learn more about on-campus interviewing and other ways of connecting with our students during the academic year. 

  • $600.00 For-Profit Organizations
  • $200.00 Not-for-Profit*/Government Agencies
  • $100.00 Charitable Non-Profit Organizations*
  • $15.00 Additional Attendees
  • FREE for CISE Industry Partners

*To verify non-profit status, your tax ID will be requested when you register. 

  • Log in to our online recruiting platform, Handshake.
  • Navigate to the ‘Fairs’ tab on the left and search ‘JMU CISE Career Fair.’
  • Consult the Handshake Help Center’s How to Register for a Career Fair instructions for further information.
  • Our office will review your registration request within 3 business days.
  • Registration payments are by credit card only. 

Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received. If payment is not received, your spot will be given to another company on the waitlist.


  • Lunch 
  • One 8x2 foot table (limit one per company)
  • 2 Representatives (Companies may bring up to 4. There is a charge of $15 for each additional person and they must be registered in Handshake.) 
  • Registration Opens: May 1, 2024
  • Registration Closes: When all spaces have been reserved
  • Cancellation Deadlines
    • 100% refund: August 27, 2024
    • 50% refund until September 3, 2024
    • No refund after September 3, 2024
    • If the event is canceled by JMU due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
  • Payment is due at the time your registration is approved. Your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.
Career Fair Day Logistics

Materials may be dropped off first by pulling into the Festival Conference Center cul-de-sac (GPS location: 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA. 22807). Staff will be available to assist you.

Park in our new East Campus Parking Deck located directly across from the Festival Conference Center. (After dropping your material off at the Festival, turn left onto Carrier Drive. Turn right at the light. Take your fourth right onto East Campus Drive. Entrance to the parking deck is on your right.) Please do not park in fire lanes, metered spots, or handicapped spaces without proper tags, as this will result in a parking ticket. 

Please check-in and pick up your information packet at the registration table. Please note that each member of your group must check-in


Shipping your Materials to and from JMU

You may send your materials/display in advance (no earlier than one week prior to the fair) to:

CISE Career Fair c/o Bob Davis
JMU Events and Conferences
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


  • Call in your shipment to your Carrier no later than 3 p.m. and arrange your pick-up for 5 p.m. on the day of the Career Fair.
  • Ask your carrier to pick up materials/display at the main entrance of the Festival Conference and Student Center (1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA. 22807).
  • Leave your "ready to be shipped" display/materials near the main entrance of the Festival Conference and Student Center. 

JMU is not responsible for any materials/displays remaining after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Fair.


If a hotel stay will be part of your visit, view our list of local accommodations.


If you have questions about registration, please contact Breydon Horton at or 540-568-7379.

If you have questions regarding logistics or parking, please contact Lyn Chandler at or 540-568-5557.

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