JMU Career and Academic Planning hosts an opportunity-filled fall


The JMU Career and Academic Planning Office, located on the third floor of the Student Success Center, provides myriad resources and tools for students to get a jump start on their future careers. Dukes can speak with career and academic advisors, participate in mock interviews and research professions in the Resource Center.

CAP has many exciting upcoming events planned for September, including:  

MadHack (Hackathon)

  • The first ever “MadHack” will bring students together to create web and mobile apps for a full 24 hours. There will be free food and the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize. Coding experience is not required.
  • The 24-hour event will start Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and end Saturday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. It will take place on the second floor of the JMU Ice House, located on 127 W. Bruce St., in downtown Harrisonburg.
  • Students can sign up on Recruit-A-Duke.

Graduate and Professional School Fair

  • Representatives from more than 100 graduate schools, medical schools and law schools will be present to share information and answer questions on their programs.
  • Schools from the surrounding area that will be in attendance include Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and Mary Baldwin College. To see full list of graduate schools that will be present, login to Recruit-A-Duke.
  • The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Festival Conference and Student Center.
  • For more information contact Laura Ryman at

Fall Career and Internship Fair

  • JMU students and alumni are welcome to attend this two-day event where recruiters from companies including Capital One, GEICO, Peace Corps, Target and many more will be available to speak about full-time employment and internship opportunities.
  • The event will be held on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Festival Conference and Student Center.
  • For more information contact Chad Gensel at 


Sept. 15, 2014

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Published: Monday, September 15, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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