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 Marketing and choose which options are of most interest to you. Possibilities range in time and financial commitment and any connection is welcome.

Give Your Time and Energy

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

Inquire with the University Career Center.

The Department of Marketing also utilizes several social media platforms for announcing opportunities. Please contact Kelly Naletelich ( for more information.

Mentoring Programs

The Department’s Executive Advisory Council and the Office of Professional Development and Engagement both have mentoring programs if you would like to work one on one with students. 

Guest Speaking

The marketing student organizations welcome guest speakers to share advice and wisdom about the industry. 

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 Marketing are:

Mark-It-Forward Scholarship

This award is sponsored by the Marketing Executive Advisory Council (EAC) and the recipient is selected through a competitive essay application.


The Marketing Department Fund

Support the vibrant instruction and innovative curricula that help students develop specialized skills in marketing.

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Center for Professional Sales

We are seeking corporate teammates who are willing to invest in the future of James Madison’s professional sales students and in the future of the sales profession. Corporate partners have the opportunity to engage directly with our students and participate in their educational development. Partners who are willing to engage in our students’ education and participate in their progress are able to develop strong, lasting relationships with some of the best sales students in the country.

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Provide a financial contribution towards a student's scholarship

We currently offer the following scholarships and awards:

  • Mark-It-Forward Scholarship
  • J.C. Penney Scholarship
  • Marketing Faculty Award for Excellence
  • Outstanding Student in Marketing
  • Outstanding Female in Sales
  • Outstanding Male in Sales
  • Outstanding JMU Digital Marketing Student

Over 800 JMU students declare marketing as a major and we graduate over 150 students a year.  Currently, only the scholarships listed above are dedicated to Marketing majors.  Support for additional scholarships is always welcome.

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