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

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. … Continue reading Senior Thoughts as Graduation Approaches

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

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Many brand new Dukes took to social media on January 10th to share the great news: they got into JMU! We are so proud of all the students who were accepted Early Action this month, and we can't wait to congratulate the rest of the class of 2022 as they receive their decisions. Here's a … Continue reading Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

Even though the holidays are over, winter is still in full swing. If you're on the search for some fun things to do in the 'Burg (on- and off-campus!) before the semester really kicks into gear, make this blog post your first stop. 1. Massanutten If you haven't yet been snow tubing at Massanutten (like me), … Continue reading 10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

Job Interview Tips and Tricks from a JMU Alum

Whether you're a senior searching for post-grad opportunities, or a freshman looking for an on-campus job, it never hurts to brush up on your interviewing skills. Meghan Sarver graduated from James Madison University in 2004 with a degree in economics. She remembers her time at JMU fondly, and was a Marching Royal Duke all four years. … Continue reading Job Interview Tips and Tricks from a JMU Alum

Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

Senior Communication Studies major Erin Brown encourages you to imagine what your life would be like without any further education past the age of nine. Devastatingly, for many children around the world, the obstacles faced in getting an education are nearly insurmountable. This is true in the Southwestern region of Kenya, particularly for girls. In … Continue reading Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls