"Take advantage of the different opportunities around campus to get involved and meet people. Groups like New SAPs are really helpful in building relationships. Also, if you are comfortable, be bold! Actively participate and reach out to other new professionals (and more seasoned professionals) to help cultivate your community in Harrisonburg."

Robby Smith

"Take time to meet with people! Some of the best advice I received when I first started was to prioritize meeting with people in our department, division, and across the university. Take the initiative to set up 30 minute meetings to get to know others. You never know how your paths might continue to cross at JMU and time spent with people is time well spent!"

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