"Challenge enabled me to connect with PwC before externship interviews in the spring, which made me more comfortable when I interviewed with them."
Taking your studies abroad is an incredible way to maximize your college education.
We all know the Quad is the view of all campus views…but what about Big Ben or Piazzale Michelangelo? There are opportunities waiting for you across the globe! Luckily, JMU offers countless study abroad programs for you to find your perfect fit. The most popular of programs give students the chance to spend an entire semester in a foreign country learning the skills of their majors in an enriched environment.
Being a Semester in London Alum, I can guarantee you that this trip changed my life, but I can’t lie and tell you I wasn’t nervous! Applying for a semester abroad program is a big step in your college career, but it’s one that I will always be thankful for.
If a three month semester trip doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, don’t worry! There are over 70…
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"JMU students should take advantage of ALKU’s intern training & mentoring program because it allows for them to jumpstart their careers and gain experience in a professional setting."
Career & Academic Planning's Morgan Vega Gomez, Employer Relations & Recruiting Services Coordinator, shares her post "5 Questions to Consider BEFORE You Accept a Job," so JMU students and alumni can learn the questions they should ask themselves before accepting a new job.
Career & Academic Planning's Courtney Pelfrey, Liaison to Science & Math, shares her article "Becoming the 'New Hire MVP,'" so JMU students and alumni can learn how to excel at their first job or at a new job!
"You’ll learn what drives business leaders, how companies make decisions, and the art of creating value through conversation. These are all transferable skills for any career path."
Jim Acosta (’93), CNN Senior White House Correspondent
Jim Acosta graduated cum laude from JMU in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications (now SMAD) and a minor in political science. Recently, Acosta accepted JMU’s “Distinguished Alumni” Award. Acosta is known for his coverage of President Trump’s presidential news conferences. Personally, as an incoming freshman to JMU who was deciding between two Universities, Jim Acosta called me and encouraged me to come to JMU by telling me about his experiences at JMU in the media field. His personal phone call helped me make my decision to attend JMU and I haven’t regretted my decision one day since.
Lindsay Czarniak (’00), ESPN Anchor
Lindsay Czarniak graduated from JMU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts & Design with a concentration in journalism and a minor in studio art. In 2015, Czarniak gave the commencement speech to the graduating…
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