Be an active part of our SMAD community. Along with following us on our social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, here are a number of ways for you to stay connected:


linked-in-bw.png This is an open group for alumni, faculty, students, and supporters of SMAD with more than 1,700 members. Submit a request to join through LinkedIn and participate in the following ways:


SMAD Day is a career day extravaganza that features panels and workshops with SMAD alumni and is usually tied to JMU's Homecoming weekend. The event encourages student to build relationships and help them find valuable internships and prospective job opportunities. Dozens of alumni also volunteer to review student résumés.

If you're interested in serving as an alumni panelist or résumé reviewer, contact


SMAD Connect

The SMAD Connect initiative identifies both SMAD alumni and non-alumni media professionals who can provide career advice to current students. Events are typically scheduled on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters.  Guest speakers are invited to speak in classes and participate in SMAD sponsored events and organizations.

For more information about participating in a SMAD Connect event, email Rusty Greene at

SMAD Awards Banquet

Each April, SMAD donors, alumni and faculty honor the top graduating seniors in each concentration and award dozens of scholarships to deserving students.

Do you have something to share with SMAD?

You may submit a request for review with the following types:

SMAD Alumni Stories
SMAD Event Submission
SMAD Communications/News Item Requests

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