Connections                                                      Volume 2 Issue 9
  (A newsletter for CoB Undergraduate Students)                                January 24, 2017 
In This Issue
Are You Looking to Build your 
Professional Career?

  • Has an extensive alumni network
  • Can help you learn invaluable experience and marketing skills
  • Has a strong network of peers and professionals
  • Will help build your professional resume
  • Makes an impact on the community through volunteer work
  • Learn how to work with other professionals

Recruitment schedule includes:

  • Info Night #2: Jan. 24, 7-9 pm, ISAT 159
  • Park Ranger Leadership Night, Jan. 25, 8-10 pm EnGeo 2203
  • Wildlife Service Night, Jan. 26, 8-10 pm, EnGeo 2203
  • Campfire Scholarship Night, Jan. 30, 7-9 pm, EnGeo 2210 
Follow the ΠΣΕ Spring Recruitment page on Facebook for additional information, "Pi Sigma Epsilon Spring Recruitment 2017" or

To learn more, please email one of the  recruitment chairs:   Molly Seybert or Caleb Smith. Check ΠΣΕ out at  for more information!
RSM US Foundation Announces Spring Invasion Week Events 

Freshman event: RSM will be hosting a *NEW* program for freshmen called POWER UP! for those interested in pursuing a career in public accounting. The goal of POWER UP! is to provide insight into a growing firm and opportunities that public accounting can provide for them throughout their career.
Power Your Education Scholarship: The RSM US Foundation's national scholarship program is awarding 10 students with $10,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year and an invitation to participate in RSM's externship. Please follow this link for more information and to learn how to apply.  Applications are due by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
EXTERN EVENTS: RSM is excited to wrap up the externship process with you all!  We ask that you fill out this survey and let us know which events you will be able to attend:
Mon., Feb. 6 @ 5 pm
Beta Alpha Psi Meeting
Tues., Feb. 7 @ 5 pm
Extern Event! (location TBD)
Wed., Feb. 8 @ 9 am-12 pm 
RSM Employer of the Day (Showker)
DHG Leadership Conference 2017  for Accounting Students 

Dixon Hughes Goodman will host its Annual Leadership Conference on May 16-18, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. The conference includes a dynamic lineup of speakers and offers students opportunities for hands-on team building and community service activities.   


The conference is open to sophomore and junior students who have declared, or intend to declare, accounting as their major and who currently have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Candidates should exhibit a desire to learn and be recognized as a leader among their peers.


Information about the conference and the application may be found at If you have any questions about the conference or the application process, please feel free to contact Stacey Ford at or on 804/474-1205.


Important Dates to Remember:
  • Feb. 3, 2017-Formal application process ends
  • Mar. 6, 2017-Applicants will be notified of their selection beginning March 11th
  • May 16 - 18, 2017-Leadership Conference in Charleston, South Carolina
Academic Services Center Corner

The College of Business Academic Services Center  (ASC)  supports students' academic success by providing a quality advising experience. If you have questions about your major or what courses to take, make an appointment to see your advisor. The ASC Center is located in Showker 205 . Learn more at the ASC website

COB 300 Applications for Summer and Fall 2017

The Academic Services Center is currently accepting COB 300 applications for Summer and Fall 2017.  All students who intend to take COB 300 in summer or fall must complete an application by Apr. 1.  Applications are only available through an academic advisor or peer advisor.  You may schedule this special advising session by visiting our Make An Appointment page.  

Last Day to Completely Withdraw

The last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges is Jan. 27.

Assessment Day

Feb. 7 is JMU Assessment Day.  All students who have earned 45 to 70 credits as of the end of fall 2016 semester are required to participate.  For more information, including times and room assignments, go to  Some programs require seniors to participate in departmental assessments.  Please carefully read all messages from your program/department.  Classes starting before 4:00 pm are cancelled so students may partake in assessment day activities. 

Graduation Applications

If you plan to graduate in May or Aug. 2017 but have not yet submitted a graduation application, please do so immediately.  Applications are available online and in the ASC (Showker 205).  The deadline for submission was in the fall.  It is vital to submit your graduation application according to the Registrar's deadlines.  This ensures proper evaluation of your requirements and ensures your name will be published in the commencement program.

Transfer Mentor Kickoff

Are you a new business transfer this spring?  Sign-up for the Transfer Mentor program and attend a fun "kickoff" on Feb. 1 in Showker 202 from 7-8 pm.  New transfers will be paired with continuing business students to learn important ins and outs of being a JMU business major.

Academic Success Workshop:  Time Management

Having trouble managing your time?  Never seem to have enough time to do everything you want?  Join the Madison Advising Peers (MAPs) for a quick time management workshop on Feb. 8 in Showker G3 at 1:30-2 pm or 7-7:30 pm.
Get to Know Your 
Business Liaison Librarian

Elizabeth Price is the Business Liais on Librarian  at JMU She can answer m any questions you may have to help with your studies and research. 

Students can schedule an appointment with her online here, or find her in Rose Library, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-11 am.

You can also find her in the Showker Lobby:
Mondays from 6-8 pm and Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Quick Links...
FMA Information Meeting 

Interested in joining the Financial Management Association (FMA)? Come to the information meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 PM in Showker 108. Questions? Contact George Wooten.
Shape Your Future Series 
The Shape Your Future professional and leadership development series at the CoB helps you build key leadership skills for success in the workplace.  Spring semester sessions include:

Etiquette Dinner
( Reservations required

Tues., 2/8 
6:30 pm

Montpelier Room 
Etiquette Dinner
( Reservations required

Tues., 2/21
6:30 pm

Montpelier Room 
Advanced DISC  

Wed, 2/22  
6:00 pm

Showker G5  
Case Interviewing 

Wed., 4/5
6:00 pm

Showker G5
Reservations are required for Etiquette Dinners.  For more information about any Shape Your Future event, contact the CoB Office of Experiential Learning .
Fin/QFIN Career and Resume Night 
  • Learn what should be on a resume when seeking a finance position
  • Learn what should not be on a resume when seeking a finance position
  • Bring printed copies of your resume for review by Finance and Business Law faculty
 Mon., Jan. 30, 2017  7 pm
105 Showker
Attire: casual

Join us! Marketing EDGE
Student Career Forum
Thurs., Mar. 2, 2017 | Washington, DC
  • A unique opportunity to connect with marketing leaders
  • Network with companies including prominent DC nonprofits,marketing agencies, and brands
  • Hear presentations and receive career tips
  • Find out about internships and entry-level job opportunities
Cost: $10 per student!
Register and find out more at
Space is limited
Deadline:  Feb. 17 or when program fills

Scholarships for Future CPAs


College is an expensive investment in a student's future, and the  VirginiaSociety of CPAs (VSCPA) Educational Foundation wants to help. There are several scholarships available that range from $1,000 to $5,000.


You can apply today and learn more about the scholarship opportunities and eligibility requirements. All scholarship applications must be submitted by Apr. 1, 2017.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Simonetti, Student & Member Engagement Coordinator, Virginia Society of CPAs by email or by calling (804) 612-9427. 

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. 
Highlighted Events:
Spring Career & Internship Fair
WHEN:  Tues., Feb. 14, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
              Wed., Feb. 15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE: Festival Ballroom

HOST: Career & Academic Planning

Other information: Learn about jobs and internships available, talk with employers representing different organizations, and network. For what to expect, how to prepare, and more information visit the Career and Internship Fair site. 
Moving to New York City after Graduation?
Learn More About The NYC Apartment Hunting Process!
Who: CAP hosting Cooper & Cooper Real Estate
What: "Renting In New York - A Practical Guide"
           Seminar + Q&A
Where: Student Success Center 1075
When: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Lunch Will Be Served!  RSVP on Recruit-A-Duke so we have enough food for everyone.

Drop-in Resume Review 
Wed., Feb. 8, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Showker 243

Upcoming CAP Workshops
and Events

Wed., Jan. 25       
3:00-4:00 pm 
Grad School 101    
SSC 1075       
Wed, Jan. 25       
3:30-4:30 pm
Resume Writing Workshop 
SSC 3270    
Thurs., Jan. 26      
2:00-3:00 pm 
Internships 101    
SSC 3270    
Tues., Jan 31    
1:00-3:00 pm
Walk-in Hours with Career Educators  SSC 3210  
Tues., Jan. 31 
3:00-4:00 pm 
LinkedIn Hands-on Workshop 
SSC 3270 
Wed., Feb. 1 
3:00-4:00 pm 
Grad School 201 
SSC 1075 
Thurs., Feb. 2 
4:00-6:00 pm
Dress for Success 
 Festival Ballroom 
Mon., Feb. 6 
12:00 noon-1:00 pm 
Renting in New York:  a practical guide 
SSC 1075 
Tues., Feb. 7 
1:00-3:00 pm 
Walk-in Hours with Career Educators 
SSC 3210 
Tues., Feb. 7 
3:30-4:30 pm 
Internships 101 
 SSC 3270 
Wed., Feb. 8 
2:30-3:30 pm 
Resume Writing Workshop 
SSC 3270 
Thurs., Feb. 9 
3:00-4:00 pm 
Grad School 101 
SSC 1075 
Thurs., Feb. 9 
3:30-4:30 pm 
Interviewing Workshop 
SSC 3270 
Fri., Feb 10 
3:00-5:00 pm 
Career Fair Success for International Students 
SSC 4049 
For more workshops, seminars, and on-campus interviews, visit the CAP Calendar at 

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  
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 422

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.