Whether you are using your Handshake account or attending a career fair, the College of Business is working to put you in the room with representatives from companies that want to hire JMU graduates. Your opportunity can also come from employers that visit the college to recruit or alumni that engage with you in the classroom and during student organization meetings.

 
97%
of the sample population of CoB graduates are employed, in graduate school, continuing education or are engaged in other career-related endeavors within 6 months of graduation, for the class of 2019.

Find and follow your passion in the business world. Skilled managers are necessary and needed in a wide variety of businesses, so why not make your chosen industry align with your interests and aspirations.

Through leadership roles in student organizations, working internships, studying abroad and actively participating in department and college activities and events, you can become a more accomplished candidate in the job market from the moment you graduate.

Several traits set management majors apart in the workplace
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills – situational analysis
  • Big picture perspective: understanding the functional areas of business and how they work together
  • Operational competency – knowing how to use organizational resources to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Innovation and creativity in problem solving, decision making, and solutions management
Career Fairs

You can begin building important job search skills by participating in career-oriented events within the department and college and taking advantage of the JMU career fair. 

A career fair gives you the chance to network, practice interview skills and gain industry knowledge in a less stressful environment than a typical one-on-one. As a job or internship seeker, you’ll have the chance to ask questions, make connections and discuss your skills and professional goals with employers who are excited to meet potential applicants. 

Job titles held by some of our graduates:
  • Budget analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Compensation specialist
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Corporate trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Events manager
  • Facilities manager
  • Fundraiser/Development manager
  • HR generalist
  • Inventory management specialist
  • Job analyst
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Management trainee
  • Merchandise manager
  • Operations manager
  • Payroll specialist
  • Product line manager
  • Project manager
  • Public administrator
  • Purchasing agent
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Restaurant/hospitality manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sales force manager
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Supply chain manager
Recent employers of JMU management majors:
  • Accenture
  • Aerotek
  • Amazon
  • American Woodmark
  • Anchor Health
  • Apex Systems
  • Apple
  • Aramark
  • BB&T
  • Bearing Point
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CGI
  • Chevron
  • Compusearch Software Systems
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Duke Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Ernst & Young
  • Excelacom
  • Fannie Mae
  • FedBid
  • Freddie Mac
  • FritoLay PepsiCo
  • GEICO
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • IBM
  • IHC Group
  • InsightGlobal
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kohls
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marriott
  • MITRE
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nestle
  • Nordstrom
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NVR/Ryan Homes
  • Oracle
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Target (management training)
  • TEKsystems

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