Volume 3, Issue 2                                                               September 12, 2017
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Join the CoB on Friday, Sept. 22 from 4:00-6:00 pm for a faculty mini-lecture by Dr. Elham Torabi and meet Dean Mary Gowan.  Visit with the CoB faculty and staff at a program fair and reception to learn more about the vast opportunities in academic programs, study abroad, undergraduate research, student organizations, and experiential learning.

Detailed schedule for Friday, Sept. 22: 
4:00-4:25 pm: Dr. Elham Torabi, Assistant Professor, CIS & Business Analytics
4:25-4:45 pm: College of Business Dean's Update
4:45-6:00 pm: Program Fair and Reception 
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Date: Thursday, Sept. 14 - Location: SSC 1075 - Time: 5:00-9:00 pm 
Click on this image to sign up in Recruit-A-Duke!  Limited spots available!
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Looking for some business experience this semester?
Develop your career and positively impact the community by working with the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) this fall. The SBDC recently created an Inclusive Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), designed to help provide business training and advice to the diverse immigrant and minority populations in the Shenandoah Valley.  Part time, paid positions are available for undergraduate business students (including international students) that allow students to apply experiences in the classroom to consultations with local business owners, while working side-by-side with the SBDC's experienced business advisors. 

To apply visit joblink.jmu.edu and search on student positions for the title: Inclusive Entrepreneurship Assistant. AMAuse
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Academic Success Center (ASC) ascuse
The Academic Success Center (ASC)  encourages student growth by providing quality advising and programming designed to empower students in making informed decisions leading to achievement of academic and professional goals. The ASC office is located on the 2nd floor of Showker Hall (Suite 205). 
Check out these upcoming Time Management workshops offered by the ASC:
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2:00-2:30 pm
Showker 243 
Monday, Sept. 18, 1:30-2:00 pm  Showker 243 
Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Office CAP
JMU's Career and Academic Planning Office (CAP) offers opportunities to enhance your JMU education. CAP provides workshops and advice on resumes, interviewing, finding internships and jobs, and more. Visit CAP's website here

CAP also offers an online job portal: Recruit-A-Duke. Here students can find jobs, internships and externships. Internships and externship listings for business students can also be found on the CoB Experiential Learning web page here.
Upcoming CAP Events:

Walk-In Resume
Thursday, Sept.14
2:00-4:00 pm
SSC 3210
International Student
Career Day
Friday, Sept. 15
1:30-7:00 pm
Festival Ballroom
Walk-In Resume Reviews Monday, Sept. 18
12:00-2:00 pm
SSC 3210
Internships 101 Wednesday, Sept. 20
11:30 am-12:30 pm
SSC 3270
Internships 101 Thursday, Sept. 21
3:30-4:30 pm
SSC 3270
Walk-In Resume
Friday, Sept. 22
1:00-3:00 pm
SSC 3210
Fall Career & Internship Fair 
(Different employers each day)
Monday, Sept. 25 
Tuesday, Sept. 26 
11:00 am-3:00 pm
 Festival Conference Center 
Visit recruiters from the following companies in the lobby of Showker Hall:
 RSM Tuesday, Sept. 12 9:00 am-4:00 pm 
 The Select Group
 Wednesday, Sept. 13 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Booz Allen Hamilton  Thursday, Sept. 14 9:00 am-3:00 pm 
 Cherry Bekaert LLP Monday, Sept. 18 8:00 am-5:30 pm 
Grant Thornton LLP  Tuesday, Sept. 19 10:00 am-3:00 pm 
For more workshops, seminars, and on-campus interviews, visit the CAP Calendar.
Check out the  CAP Blog  for posts on: 
  • Career advice
  • Intern and Alumni spotlights
  • Employers hiring JMU students
Need CAP assistance in Showker Hall? Visit Quintrel Lenore!
Quintrel Lenore is a CAP Academic Advisor, and a Liaison to the CoB. Visit Quintrel in Showker Hall room 242 during his walk-in office hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm to ask questions about major decisions, resume writing, interview prep and much more!

Contact Quintrel at lenorqs@jmu.edu. careerfairuse

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The CoB Office of Experiential Learning
Experiential learning opportunities will enhance your knowledge, skills and values through activities outside the traditional academic setting, including internships, externships, visits to businesses, job-shadowing executives and co-curricular programs that offer leadership and professional development experiences.  Learn more about our programs on our web page.
treksCoB Career Treks to DC & Baltimore
(formerly known as Experiential Learning Tours)
Shape Your Future Development Series ShapeFuture

The  Shape Your Future  Professional Development Series at the College of Business (CoB) will help you build key skills for success in the workplace through workshops designed to help prepare students to becomes leaders in business.  Sessions include Ethical Reasoning, Productivity, and more. 

Check out the next Shape Your Future Series event:
CoB Internship Panel
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
7:00-8:00 pm, Showker 105
Meet the Office of Experiential Learning 
Doctoral Assistant, Johnny Ginnity

Johnny is the new Doctoral Assistant for the Office of Experiential Learning. He began his PhD in Strategic Leadership at JMU this fall. He is a retired Air Force Medical Officer with over 23 years of healthcare leadership experience and a prior CEO of the Veterans Health Administration for the State of Montana.johnny
Johnny received his BS from Clarkson University in Management and Psychology and a Master's in Business and Human Resources.
Johnny's office is Room 205M on the 2nd floor of Zane Showker Hall, and he can be reached at ginnitjf@jmu.edu.

Contact the Office of
Undergraduate Programs
Molly Brown
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 540.568.3035
Room 644, Zane Showker Hall 

Contact the Office of
Experiential Learning

OEL Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 11:00 am-1:00 pm (Kelly)
Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm (Sam)
Thursdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Kelly)
Office hours take place in Showker 205M
Samantha (Sam) Collier
Director  of Experiential Learning
Email:  colliesb@jmu.edu 
Phone: 540.568.7415
Room 205M, Zane Showker Hall 

Kelly Gooch 
Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
Email: goochke @jmu.edu 
Phone: 540.568.3907
Room 646, Zane Showker Hall 

Johnny Ginnity
Doctoral Assistant
Office of Experiential Learning
Email:  ginnitjf@jmu.edu

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