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CISE Career & Internship Fair
Friday, February 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Arrive at the JMU Festival Conference and Student Center, check in, and set up booth

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CISE Career Fair

*Formal interviews are not part of the Career Fair schedule. To learn more about On-Campus Interviewing and other ways of connecting with JMU students during the academic year, check out our Recruiting Guide


If you HAVE a NACELink/Symplicity account. Follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Recruit-A-Duke login page for Employers.
  2. Log in with your username and password.
  3. Click on the tab labeled "Career Fair & Information Sessions".
  4. Click on the "Register" button next to the event that you wish to register for.
  5. Proceed to fill in all of the required fields.
  6. You will receive a confirmation from our office upon approval of your registration.

If you DO NOT HAVE a NACELink/Symplicity account,

  1. You must first register your organization's information on Recruit-A-Duke.
  2. Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive a username and password.
  3. Complete the registration instructions listed above.

Forgot your password? Click on the Forgot Password button located on the Recruit-A-Duke login screen.

  • $400.00 For-Profit Organizations
  • $200.00 Non-Profits*/Government Agencies
  • $100.00 Charitable Non-Profit Organizations* 
  • $15.00 Additional Attendees

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

Registration fees include lunch, one table (8 foot by 2 foot), event publicity, and 2 representatives. 

  • Each organization is limited to 1 table only
  • Each company may bring up to 4 representatives. The first 2 representatives are included with your registration fee.
  • Each additional person is $15.00 and must be previously registered through Recruit-a-Duke. 

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.

If you sign up for the CISE Career Fair AND JMU's Career and Academic Planning Career Fair on February 13-14, you will receive a discount of $100 per fair. Please contact Aimee Stright at or 540-568-6390 for more information.

  • Registration Opens: November 1, 2017
  • Registration Closes: When all spaces have been reserved
  • Cancellation Deadline for 100% refund: January 3, 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline for 50% refund: January 24, 2018
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received after January 24, 2018
  • If the event is canceled by James Madison University due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
Inclement Weather

Please refer to the following if the University is impacted by inclement weather on the day of the CISE Career and Internship Fair:

  • If the University opens at 10 a.m., the Fair will run as scheduled.
  • If the University opens at 11 a.m. or later, the event will be canceled. 
  • If the University closes after the Fair has started, but is less than 2 hours into the event, the event will be canceled and fees will be refunded.
  • If the University closes two hours after the event has started, the Fair will be canceled and employers will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellation/delay information can be located on the JMU website or by calling 540-433-5300. 

Refunds will not be offered for no-shows. 

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

  • Please park in the D3 Lot (either the lower paved or the upper gravel area depending on space availability) on East Campus (GPS location: 1400 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807). The D3 lot is located directly across the street from the Career Fair location.

  • Park your car in an available general, non-metered spot. (Parking anywhere else will result in a ticket).

  • Please check-in at the registration table, located in the Festival Conference and Student Center.
  • Please note that each member of your group must check in.
  • Information packets will be available at check-in and will include an event map and a Wi-Fi password. 

  • Shuttles will be available at the end of the day to take you back to the designated parking lot.


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

  • Pick-ups should be arranged for 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Career Fair.
  • Please call in your shipment to your Carrier at least two hours prior to pick-up and tell your carrier to pick up materials/display at the main entrance of the Festival Conference and Student Center. 
  • After arranging shipment, please bring your "ready to be shipped" display/materials to the registration desk for storage. (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.


Learn more about the CISE majors.

To learn more about other recruiting options at JMU, check out our Recruiting Guide or visit the Employer page of our website.

JMU and Looksharp: James Madison University is excited to partner with Looksharp and offer their mobile recruiting technology for free to JMU employers. Check out the Looksharp handout to learn more about how the partnership works and what it means for you.

What: Looksharp has built a product that streamlines student data collection at career fairs and campus events. The product complements or replaces handing over paper resumes with a lightweight mobile app and CRM that allows you to easily collect student info, organize and email candidates after the event.

How: Through this new partnership you will be able to use Looksharp Recruiter for free at all JMU campus events indefinitely. Simply sign up using this form and someone from Looksharp will contact you immediately to share more info.


If you have questions about recruit-a-duke or registration, please contact Aimee Stright at or 540-568-6390.

If you have questions regarding the day of (logistics, parking, etc.) please contact Lynn Radocha at or 540-568-2766.

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