Make the Difference with James Madison University students and faculty.  

Look at the numerous ways to engage with the College of Business and the Department of Economics, and choose which options are of most interest to you. Possibilities range in time and financial commitment and any connection is welcome.

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Mentoring Programs

The Office of Professional Development and Engagement has mentoring programs if you would like to work one on one with students.  You can read more on their website.

Guest Speaking

Two organizations are closely affiliated with the Department of Economics, and many welcome guest speakers to share advice and wisdom about the industry.  Review the list of student organizations.


Hire students that assimilate to the professional environment and accelerate in their careers quickly. 

Inquire with the Career and Academic Planning office.

Provide a financial contribution to the department, the college, or the university.

Your gift can be to the general fund of the University or the College. You can also specify specific funds, based on the account number.  The specific accounts for Economics are:

Economics Department Fund

Help students as they connect the issues of economics and social sciences, problem solve and make responsible decisions.

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Center for Economic Education

Promote economic literacy throughout the Shenandoah Valley and support outreach in the community.

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Provide a financial contribution towards a student's scholarship

We currently offer the following scholarships:

  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence in Economics
  • Outstanding Senior in Economics
  • Howard M. Wilhelm Scholarship in Economics
  • J. Barkley Rosser, Sr., Memorial Scholarship in Economics
  • Sara C. Yakovak Memorial Scholarship in Economics
  • The JIM Scholarship

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