Volume 3, Issue 3                                                           September 26, 2017
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At Meet the Firms, Accounting, CIS & Finance students had the opportunity to meet many different employers.
fteventThis Issue's Featured CoB Event  

Today's dynamic business environment requires analytical thinking, fact-based decision making, and collaborative action. PWC

Challenge, PwC's case competition, is an opportunity for students to experience this first hand. The Challenge case competition models real-world business scenarios that focus on the dynamic issues currently facing companies all over the world. 
The competition is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors (in a 5-year program) and does not require detailed knowledge of business concepts or accounting. Through this competition, students will work with a small team to review a business case, develop a solution, and create a presentation. The team will then deliver their solution to a group of PwC professionals. 
Sophomores & Juniors: GEICO

Do you serve in a leadership capacity at JMU? Could you use an extra $2500? Apply for GEICO's 2017 Achievement Award! This award is not based upon financial need, but rather on academic achievements, leadership, and involvement on campus and in the community.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must have attained sophomore or junior status
  • Must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Must have demonstrated leadership on campus or in the community
**Multiple awards will be given! In 2017, 36 recipients were chosen.

Scholarships Available for Semester in Antwerpantwerp

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic study abroad. Award recipients are chosen through a competitive selection process and can use the award to defray study abroad costs such as tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, and international airfare. Applicants must receive a Federal Pell Grant and must study abroad for a minimum of four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks. 
CoB Global Brunch for Studentsbrunch
On the first Sunday of each month, the CoB hosts a brunch for international and U.S. students to network and learn from each other.  The next Global Brunch w ill be: 
Sunday, Oct. 1, 10:00-11:00 am, E-Hall (Brunch is  FREE!)
Seating is limited!  Email mankteml@jmu.edu, put BRUNCH in the subject line, and we will contact you.
ASCAcademic Success Center (ASC)
T he 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). 

ASC Student Staff for 2017-2018 
Meet our student staff! The ASC has four Madison Advising Peers, one Graduate Assistant, and one student worker. Each are excited to work with you this fall. 
Come by our office and say hello!

Check out these  Study Skills workshops offered by the ASC:
Come learn about active studying techniques, note-taking, SQ3R and exciting  strategies to  help you be successful this semester!  
 Wednesday, Sept. 27 
2:00-2:30 pm
Showker 242
Monday, Oct. 2
12:00-12:30 pm
Showker 243 
Wednesday, Oct. 11
12:00-12:30 pm
Showker  243 

Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Office CAP1
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 externships listings for business students can also be found on the CoB Experiential Learning web page here.
Upcoming CAP Events:

Linkedln 101  Friday, Sept. 29
1:00-2:00 pm
SSC 3210
Walk-In Hours with 
Career Educators
Tuesday, Oct. 3
12:00-3:00 pm
SSC 3210
Internships 101  
Tuesday, Oct. 3
3:30-4:30 pm
SSC 3202
Resume 101   Wednesday, Oct. 4
5:00-6:00 pm  
SSC 3202
Linkedln 101  
Monday, Oct. 9
1:00-2:00 pm
SSC 3210
Walk-In Hours with
Career Educators
Tuesday, Oct. 10
12:00-3:00 pm
SSC 3210
Visit recruiters from the following companies in the lobby of Showker Hall:
Cvent, Inc.    Monday, Oct. 2
11:30 am-2:30 pm  
Matthews, Carter and Boyce   
Monday, Nov. 1
10:30 am-1:30 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.

The CoB Office of Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning's  mission 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.

treksCoB Career Treks to DC & Baltimore
formerly known as Experiential Learning Tours
Shape Your Future Development Series

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. 

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 LearningContact

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