Note to Self: Debut Author Mia Brabham Alumni Spotlight

We recently talked with James Madison University alumni Mia Brabham about her new, debut book Note to Self: Little reminders about life, love, people, and that tiny voice inside—as well as about her experience at and after JMU, career path, and job search advice for students and alumni.  Mia worked as a student in Career … Continue reading Note to Self: Debut Author Mia Brabham Alumni Spotlight

Your Job or Internship Search During COVID-19

Here are 6 ways you can make the most of this time and maximize your job or internship search. 1. Update your resume.  Your resume is typically your first introduction and key opportunity to convince employers that they should interview you. Yet, you have a limited amount of time to make an impression, with employers … Continue reading Your Job or Internship Search During COVID-19

How to Get a Last-Minute Internship

Make the most of a short timeline and find an internship on Handshake. Are you looking for an internship that starts in the next couple of months? Whether you’ve been searching and haven’t found a good fit yet, or are just starting to explore opportunities—we know finding an internship in a short period of time … Continue reading How to Get a Last-Minute Internship

4 Tips on How to Get a Job Online from Recruiters

We have advice from employers to help you get the job you want on Handshake. Thanks to Handshake and other digital tools, employers are increasingly focused on recruiting college students online. Recruiters are able to find the right student for the job or internship, no matter what school they attend. As a job seeker, this is … Continue reading 4 Tips on How to Get a Job Online from Recruiters

6 Ways to Make the Most of a Remote Internship

Learn how to maximize your learnings, build relationships, and demonstrate impact at your internship—even if you're working from home. If you were to form your idea of an internship based solely on movies and TV, you’d probably picture long hours spent in a skyscraper somewhere, picking up lunch for executives and making copies all day … Continue reading 6 Ways to Make the Most of a Remote Internship

How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Job Interview

There are many ways to wow your potential boss from behind a screen; simply follow this guide to prep and perfect your video interview skills. There’s no question that for many job-seekers, interviewing is the most intimidating part of the process. But what if you could do it from the comfort of home? For many … Continue reading How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Job Interview

My Overwhelming Summer Internship Search | JMU GRADUATE STUDENT ANGELINA BENEDETTI-FLORES

Trying to find a summer internship can be extremely overwhelming with all of the options out there. Last spring, I started my search for a summer internship with first figuring out what I wanted to do. Being a graduate student, opportunities can be limited, and I had to be mindful of the requirements. I began … Continue reading My Overwhelming Summer Internship Search | JMU GRADUATE STUDENT ANGELINA BENEDETTI-FLORES

Career Fair Advice from JMU Alumna at Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's first and largest global organization for children—and our first Career and Academic Planning nonprofit employer partner. They're also coming to JMU's Campus-Wide Career Fair! Campus-Wide Career Fair Tuesday, Feb. 18 & Wednesday, Feb.19 11am - 3pm in Festival Ballroom We asked Trish Tyler Ferrett, JMU Alumna and Senior Director … Continue reading Career Fair Advice from JMU Alumna at Save the Children

A game plan for career fair | JMU GRADUATE STUDENT ANGELINA BENEDETTI-FLORES

Preparing for a career fair can be daunting, but it can also be extremely exciting! I remember first walking into the Festival Ballroom for the Campus-Wide Career Fair and feeling overwhelmed by all of the possibilities. https://youtu.be/B1wDtBKS0jY It's important to have a game plan before stepping foot through those doors. When I attended the career … Continue reading A game plan for career fair | JMU GRADUATE STUDENT ANGELINA BENEDETTI-FLORES

What it’s like volunteering at career fair | JMU GRADUATE STUDENT ANGELINA BENEDETTI-FLORES

Career and Academic Planning's Campus-Wide Career Fair is right around the corner on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Not only can you attend the fair, you can also volunteer at the fair! Meet Angelina Benedetti-Flores! Angelina Benedetti-Flores is a James Madison University Communication and Advocacy graduate student, and she also is … Continue reading What it’s like volunteering at career fair | JMU GRADUATE STUDENT ANGELINA BENEDETTI-FLORES

A Less Stressful Interview Experience | JMU Graduate Student Angelina Benedetti-Flores

Photo by Christina Morillo on Pexels.com I remember when I first began applying for jobs the fall semester of my senior year. I was excited--yet extremely nervous and overwhelmed. One of the most convenient aspects of interviewing was having the opportunity interview on campus in Career and Academic Planning’s Interview Center. https://youtu.be/hvARqqd-c0Q It was such … Continue reading A Less Stressful Interview Experience | JMU Graduate Student Angelina Benedetti-Flores

11 Tips for Finding Hidden Job and Internship Opportunities

Finding job openings is easy. The challenge is standing out from the crowd and finding opportunities with less competition.Here are 10 tips to help you find some of the hidden opportunities. 1. Handshake: Just log in with your JMU eID and password to find jobs and internships, upload your resume to be discovered by employers, … Continue reading 11 Tips for Finding Hidden Job and Internship Opportunities