Connections                                                  Volume 2 Issue 14
  (A newsletter for CoB Undergraduate Students)                                  April 11, 2017 
In This Issue
Real Estate Symposium
April 12, 7 pm, Showker G5

Interested in learning more about commercial and residential real estate? Interested in learning more about the current environment in real estate financing?

The Department of Finance and Business Law will be hosting the annual Real Estate Symposium on Wed., Apr. 12 in Showker G5.  
Everyone welcome.  
Attire: casual
Career and Academic Planning Office
(CAP) Corner
JMU students, make your next move! The Career and Academic Planning (CAP) office is here to help! Visit CAP to talk to a Career Counselor about choosing a major and/or finding a job, internship, or grad program. Make an appointment through your Recruit-A-Duke account or stop by the CAP office on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center. 
Upcoming CAP Workshops
and Events

Wed., Apr. 12  
1:30-2:30 pm 
Resume Writing Workshop   
SSC 3270  
Thurs., Apr. 13  
6:00-8:00 pm 
DigiComm Portfolio Workshop  
SSC 4043  
Sat., Apr. 15 
11:00 am-2:00 pm 
The 5th Annual Career Expo for Students & Recent Graduates  
High School, Leesburg, VA
Tues., Apr. 18   
1:00-3:00 pm 
Walk-in Hours with Career Educators  
SSC 3210
Tues. Apr. 25  
1:00-2:00 pm 
Walk-in Hours with Career Educators  
SSC 3210 
For more workshops, seminars, and on-campus interviews, visit the CAP Calendar at 

Check out the CAP Blog for posts on: 
  • Career advice
  • Intern and Alumni spotlights
  • Employers hiring JMU students

The College of Business CAP Liaison is

Venus Miller
 in the CAP Office, 3rd Floor
 Student Success Center
You can make an appointment with Venus via
Questions? Contact Venus at  
COB Events of Interest

Tues., Apr. 11   
5:30 pm 
Professional Sales Club Meeting   
Showker G2 
Wed., Apr. 12 
3:00 pm 
CFE Speak
er:  Sergei Revzin
Showker 622 
Thurs., Apr. 13 
8:00 am 
Carey Cole CIS Course Presentations 
Tues., Apr. 18 
5:30 pm 
Professional Sales Club Meeting 
Showker G2 
Need to Talk with the Office of Experiential Learning? 

Questions or comments about professional development programs and Experiential Learning Tours are welcome!

Office hours are: 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm on Tuesdays
1:00 - 4:00 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Showker 205M.
Sam Collier, Director of Experiential Learning  ( Showker 205M).  Phone: 540.568.7415 Email: .
Kelly Gooch, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning (Showker 422). Phone: 540.568.3907

Terry Fernsler, Doctoral Assistant (Showker 205M). Email:

The mission of the CoB Office of Experiential Learning is to complement and enhance the student learning experience at the College of Business. The office engages students in leadership and professional development programs that increase students' capability to be proficient in the workplace. 
The Office of Experiential Learning collaborates with employers, alumni, and community partners locally, nationally and internationally, to help them access talented students and assist in the educational process of preparing students to become engaged and qualified business leaders.

Learn more about our programs on our web page.
Quick Links...
Documentary "Generation Startup" and Fire-side Chat, April 12 at 7 pm
Wilson Hall

The Center for Entrepreneurship at James Madison University is hosting a screening of GENERATION STARTUP, a documentary that looks at the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing an in-the-trenches look at the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to launch startups in Detroit. 
The film will be screened Wed., Apr. 12, 7:00 pm in Wilson Hall. 
After the film there will be a fire-side chat with select JMU student entrepreneurs moderated by the Entrepreneur In Residence from Venture for America.    
The film and event are FREE and open to the public.
Madison Investment Fund
Spring Information Sessions 

Madison Investment Fund (MIF) is a student-run investment fund that actively manages a portion of the JMU Endowment in the stock market.  Information sessions will be held;
  • Thurs., Apr. 13, 7:00 pm in Showker 106
  • Mon., Apr. 17, 7:00 pm in Showker 201

Questions?  Contact  

Pi Sigma Epsilon
Third Annual Golf Outing 

WHEN:  Sat., Apr. 15

WHERE:  Heritage Oaks Golf Course

Other Information: Proceeds are donated to Our Community Place.  Prize raffles are available.  Sign up at

To golf (including lunch and dinner):
Students: $65
Adults/Other guests: $90
To attend the lunch only: $10
To attend the dinner only: $12
Meal Package (Lunch & Dinner): $20
Looking for a part-time job on campus next year?

The CoB Integrated Marketing Communications Team (IMC) is looking for a junior or senior marketing strategist and a photographer!

Marketing Strategist required skills:
  • Ability to maintain a project management system
  • Social media, analytics, and research experience
Photographer required skills:
  • Proficiency with Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Serve as a photographer for CoB events

Contact Carrie Wood by Apr. 15 if interested.  

Calling all World Travelers and Photographers 

The Center for Global Engagement is happy to announce the 2017 International Week theme, "Global Engagement: Out of Many, One" along with the 17th annual I-Week Photo Contest.  Our hope for the future lies in our ability to connect with one another and collaborate. Since 2000, members of the JMU community have submitted photographs documenting their travels around the globe.
Current students, faculty, staff and official affiliates of JMU are encouraged to submit their best photos to exemplify this year's theme in the following four categories: 
1.     People
2.     Nature
3.     Architecture
4.     Miscellaneous
We welcome photos taken anywhere on the globe.  The deadline for submission of photos is Fri., Sept. 8.  For further contest rules and to submit your photos, use this link.  
Winning photos will be on display in the Prism Gallery during International Week, starting Sept. 25, 2017.

The I-Week Photo Contest reception, during which photo contest winners will be honored, will take place on Thurs., Sept. 28 at 6:30 pm, in Festival's Prism Gallery
(date and time are subject to change)
For additional information about  I-Week events, please visit here.
Academic Success Center Corner
Courses for Transfer Credit

Are you considering taking a course at home this summer?  There are many policies governing acceptable transfer credit. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.  And remember, JMU requires advance permission by completing the Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit form available on the Registrar's website and in the ASC. 

Graduating in December?

Graduation applications for December commencement are due to your advisor by Apr. 14.  Why so early?  It's to ensure a thorough review by the ASC and the Registrar.  Don't delay.  Submit today.
Contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs

Contact the Office of Experiential Learning

Ms. Molly G. Brown
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
phone at 540.568.1697
Zane Showker Hall 644  
For more information contact Christine Shiflet at 
Samantha Collier
email at 
phone at 540.568.7415
Zane Showker Hall 205M 
Kelly Gooch
email at
phone at 540.568.3907
Zane Showker Hall 646

Terry Fernsler
email at 
phone at 540.568.5660
Zane Showker Hall 219
The College of Business Office of Experiential Learning website is
where you can learn more about internships and externships, experiential learning tours and activities, and other professional development opportunities of interest to Business Majors.