JMU Alumni Spotlight: CEO Obi Omile

For JMU graduate Obi Omile, his passion for business began at a young age. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia; Obi began working when he was just 11 years old, selling newspapers at a local metro station with his younger brother. During his time as a College of Business undergraduate student, Mr. Omile was an active member … Continue reading JMU Alumni Spotlight: CEO Obi Omile

The Value of Mentorships

Co-written by: Michelle Mullins There are often limits to what one's peers and professional network can offer. Mentors can serve as a third-party resource to help their mentees navigate their professional journey. Mentors can instill confidence in their mentees, and provide them with access to opportunities that would unavailable otherwise. While many individuals have had a mentor … Continue reading The Value of Mentorships

CoB C-Suite Speaker: Bill Nash

On 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 … Continue reading CoB C-Suite Speaker: Bill Nash

Why Give on Giving Day

Chances are if you're reading this, you love JMU. According to Gallup, JMU alumni are more likely than graduates from comparable universities to strongly agree that their university is passionate about the long-term success of its students and to strongly agree that their education was worth the cost. In fact, over 90% of alumni say they enjoyed … Continue reading Why Give on Giving Day

Tips & Tricks: Securing an Internship

Co-Written by: Stephen Abramowitz and Brooke Withers As the spring semester is well underway, college juniors and seniors are in the midst of the internship/job hunt. We all know that this can be a stressful time, as everyone spends countless hours filling out applications, preparing resumes and writing tedious cover letters. The Daily Duke sat … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: Securing an Internship

JMU X-Labs Hosts First All-Female Event

Written in collaboration with Julia Shawver. On Monday, January 29th, JMU X-Labs hosted its first all-female event. The event, dubbed "Fab Lab", offered a plethora of activities, all designed to reflect some women's interests. The idea behind the event was to raise awareness for the resources X-Labs offers, particularly for women, who seem to be … Continue reading JMU X-Labs Hosts First All-Female Event