Jobs & Internships

Location
Harrisonburg, VA
Undergrads
17,086
Tuition (in-state)
$17,932 ($4,642)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Jobs & Internships

Facts & Statistics

Career Center
301 Wilson Hall
(540) 568-6555
cap@jmu.edu
www.jmu.edu/cap
There is also a second location for Recruiting Services in 130 Sonner Hall.
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • Academic Advising & Career Development (AACD)
  • Career counseling
  • Freshman advising
  • Graduate school guides and advisors
  • International internships
  • Interview prep
  • MadisonTRAK
  • Recruiting
  • Résumé and cover letter assistance
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Bookstore
  • Computer lab assistant
  • UREC
  • Library (Carrier or ECL)
  • Madison Grill
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
JMU dining services
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • Regal Cinemas
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
Go to the Career Center first semester to beat the crowd when trying to find out about summer internships. A lot of students wait until second semester, and by then it is hard to make an appointment with an adviser. Take Technical Communications either your freshman or sophomore year. This course teaches you how to draft a résumé and a cover letter. These documents are essential when applying for an internship. Use J-Connect, a job database run by the JHU Career Center, to search and apply for internships. Lastly, always go to the Career Fairs on campus and remember to wear business attire. These fairs are a great opportunity to pass out your résumé and network with possible employers.

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 85 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 8% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 45% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 47% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 82 responses

  • 2% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 2% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 37% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 59% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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