Madison Biz Learning Community

Madison Biz CommunityLive, learn, and develop leadership skills with a small group of students who are interested in pursuing a business major. You’ll reside in a designated residential hall together and take a course introducing you to the CoB and its offerings. You’ll also participate in team building activities, a service learning trip, and other leadership development programs.

Career KickStart: Developing Future Business Professionals

Sophomore Connection PresentationJump start your career success at the Career KickStart professional development conference hosted by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Department of Management. Work with faculty, alumni and upper class students to build your resume and elevator pitch, as well as to develop your professional image and hone your networking skills. All CoB sophomores enrolled in COB 202 will participate in this one-day conference.

For more information, please contact Samantha Collier (colliesb@jmu.edu).

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Shape Your Future Series

CoB students attending a presentation in NYC - 2017Prepare for your career by attending professional development workshops and events. The series includes dining etiquette events and workshops on topic areas such as: interview preparation, how to find an internship, and managing your social media presence. Events are publicized in the CoB Connections E-Newsletter and on video screens in Showker Hall.

Etiquette Dinners
Students at the 2017 Etiquette Dinner

In the business world, job interviews or team meetings often take place over lunch or dinner. You’ll want to make a good impression. The CoB Professional Etiquette Dinner offers you the opportunity to learn how to network in a formal setting, how to use various utensils and to how to converse with dining partners you’ve just met. The free event, sponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning, is offered multiple times throughout the academic year. Look for the 2017-2018 schedule in the Fall semester.

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Career Treks (formerly Experiential Learning Tours)

CoB Students Peter Rorvig and Zachary Milauskas meeting with Mary Margaret Prange - 2017Take a closer look at the variety of industries and career opportunities available to business majors by visiting some employers and asking questions first hand. You’ll develop professional skills as you meet with senior-level executives at leading companies and network with JMU alumni who live and work nearby. Each Career Trek includes company visits, networking events, and small group dinners.

2017-2018 Career Treks will be held in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC Metro Area, Silicon Valley, CA, and New York City. Click here for more information.

Career Mentor

Cob Career MentorLaunching Spring 2018: CoB students will be able to find and connect with designated alumni using specific search terms through LinkedIn. CoB alumni will be able to use LinkedIn to display their willingness to connect with current students for informational interviewing purposes.

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