Inspirational Quotes


As spring break came to a close last week, the end of the semester is now in plain sight. This portion of the semester often brings high levels of stress, an increased intake of caffeine, final presentations, job interviews, and of course the oh-so-dreaded final exams. It’s easy to feel consumed by all of the stress during this busy time. I’ve compiled a few inspirational quotes for when times get tough:


“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.” – Anonymous


“Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.”- Lisa Messenger


“Grow through what you go through.”- Anonymous


“Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.”- Anonymous


“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”- Nelson Mandela


“Stop doubting yourself, work hard, and make it happen.”


“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.”- Patrick Stump


“For what it’s worth:…

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CoB C-Suite Speaker: Bill Nash


57c8b6b7c8fae.image.jpgOn Thursday, March 1st, the College of Business held the latest installment of its C-Suite Speaker event with distinguished guest Bill Nash, president and CEO of CarMax. Nash graduated from JMU in 1991 with a degree in accounting.

CarMax is the nation’s largest used-car retailer and has been one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” fourteen years running. During his talk, Nash told the audience CarMax was founded in 1993 on the basis of bringing transparency to the used-car buying experience, with a quip about Danny DeVito’s character in the movie Matilda. He explained that before CarMax, buying a later-model car was often an “unpleasant experience,” as shown in the film. Nash first started out with CarMax as auction manager, and after several transitions within the company over the years, he became president and CEO in 2016.

At the beginning of his presentation, entitled “Driving Change…

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Tips to Stay Motivated After Spring Break


Spring break is over, so back to our daily routines we go. Going back to class after a much needed mid-semester break can be hard, and finding the motivation to finish the semester strong can be even harder. Here are some tips to get motivated so you can thrive the rest of the school year!

Get outside

With Daylight Saving’s time beginning yesterday, you may have lost an extra hour of sleep, but you gained an extra hour of daylight! Take advantage of the extra sunshine by spending time outside whether it be on the Quad, taking a walk through the Arboretum, or enjoying some ice cream with friends at Kline’s.

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Plan out the rest of your semester

Planning the rest of your semester can seem daunting…But once you figure out what’s on your schedule between now and finals, you can be sure not to fall behind. Take a few…

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Senior Thoughts as Graduation Approaches


For many seniors, nostalgic thoughts have begun sinking in. As the countdown to commencement gets closer and closer, many students begin to look back on their amazing years at JMU. With only 65 days until graduation, senior personalities have begun to take shape. Below are some gifs of how seniors are feeling right about now.

The senior with a full-time job lined up right after graduation:


The senior planning on traveling for a year:


The senior who is scrambling to pack in their last 18 credits:


The senior applying to 5 jobs a day:


The senior who is moving far from their friend post-grad:

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The senior who is excited to graduate:

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Congrats to all of the seniors who will be graduating in May!

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6 Tips for Phone Communication with Recruiters

Especially when job searching, you want to represent yourself in a positive light. That includes communicating professionally and appropriately. When you list your number on your resume and provide it to recruiters, you want to make sure you do the following: Have a standard ring back tone. (No songs!) Include a brief, clear, and professional … Continue reading 6 Tips for Phone Communication with Recruiters

4 Ways to Build Your Online Presence

Have you Googled yourself, lately? Every webpage that appears with your name collectively creates your online presence. What does your presence say about you? Social media is a part of that presence. If used correctly, social media can portray a positive, professional image and can be used to your advantage! Here are 4 ways to … Continue reading 4 Ways to Build Your Online Presence

Meet the Employers Attending JMU’s Campus-Wide Career Fair: Cvent

JMU's Campus-Wide Career Fair is just around the corner on February 13 and 14! At the career fair, you will network with employers and learn about their available jobs and internships. We will be featuring employers here on our blog before the fair, so you can learn more about them and hear their advice for … Continue reading Meet the Employers Attending JMU’s Campus-Wide Career Fair: Cvent