Peace Corps Prep

Are you interested in a globally focused career?

JMU is a select Peace Corps Prep university with a free certificate program for undergraduates.

Through planning and advising with JMU’s PC Prep Coordinators, the main program requirements are designed to fit within the work and time that students are already putting toward completing most majors.

Paired with their JMU degree, the certificate can help students be competitive for opportunities like Peace Corps Service or other international work.

Fall applications for JMU PC Prep are due by October 15, HERE


Students should check out the PC Prep website, or email

Thanks for spreading the word!

Peace Corps Prep Program

Center for Global Engagement


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UREC is hiring!

UREC is looking for students, from all majors and backgrounds to learn more and apply for UREC’s open positions below by Friday, September 30:

  • Adventure Specialists (Climbing Wall)
  • Adventure Service Specialists (Adventure Rentals)
  • Adventure TEAM Facilitators
  • Adventure Trip Leaders
  • Certification Instructors
  • Emergency Responders
  • Event Operations Specialists
  • Intramural Sports Officials
  • Lifeguards
  • Member Services Assistants
  • Swim Instructors

Learn more about all UREC openings here. There is no experience required for most positions!

Apply on JMU JobLink by Friday, September 30, 2022 and let Kaitlin Pomerleau know if you have any questions.

Kaitlin Pomerleau | ’10, ’12 MPA | she/her/hers

Assistant Director for Marketing and Social Media

(540) 568-8709

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JMU Career Fair

You are encouraged to attend the University Career Fair next Wednesday and Thursday. 

JMU alumni who graduated with majors in this discipline are coming back to recruit at the University Career Fair.  You should use this as an opportunity to practice introducing and talking about yourself, create a memorable connection with an alum from the same discipline, and find out how this major and their JMU education have benefited them in their career journey. 

Spend 30 minutes and talk to 5 organizations at the University Career Fairs 

Wednesday, September 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Festival Ballroom 

and Thursday, September 29, 11 a.m. to 3p.m. in Festival Ballroom 

Speaking to the representatives is valuable regardless of class year and major, as it gives you: 

·       a chance to practice introducing yourself (an important skill to master as you prepare to get in front of your dream organizations whether they are at the fair or not) 

·       information about career paths 

·       internship and job leads 

When you introduce yourself, be sure to share: 

·       what you know about your career goal 

·       something that you are proud of from your background and how this relates to your career idea 

·       a paper, project or class that meant a lot to you and why 

·       information about clubs, organizations, or previous jobs or internships when applicable 

Here are a list of organizations attending: 

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Doctorate of Audiology Program Open House Invite: Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg

Do you aim to push patients to achieve the best results possible and do you like actively listening, performing assessments, and utilizing critical thinking to display compassion and empathy to those you serve to help them achieve an improved quality of life?

You can make a career out of making a difference through the Doctorate of Audiology at Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg! And the knowledge and skills you’ve built as an exercise science major also applies to the field of audiology.

  • Your interest improving individuals’ well-being and knowledge of anatomy and physiology will enhance your ability to make appropriate diagnoses to develop, patient-centered recommendations and counseling, which is crucial for their success.
  • Active listening and displaying compassion and empathy are crucial in developing rapport with your patients, which is vital in caring for individuals to help them meet their hearing goals.
  • Critical thinking is necessary for the correct interpretation of test results and integration of all the provided information to properly diagnose and developing (re)habilitation plans.
  • You will work together with your patient, much like a coach, in achieving their goals.
  • Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the ability to integrate results to determine the physiological status of the auditory system in a time sensitive manner is imperative in a specialty field of audiology, interoperative neuromonitoring.
  • Critical thinking is a vital skill in interoperative neuromonitoring as the patient’s neural functioning relies on your interpretation of the incoming electrophysiological measurements.

Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg’s Doctorate of Audiology Program facilitates the growth of future audiologists and provides them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to develop into competent, independent, and successful audiologists who put their patients first! The on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic has state of the art equipment and students are provided with clinical experience at the start of their first semester in the program.

If you’re interested in exploring the field of audiology and previewing your experience in our Doctorate of Audiology program, we invite you to attend our in-person open house Friday, October 7th, from 1 pm – 4 pm and our virtual event Thursday, October 13th, from 7 pm – 8 pm!

Please feel free to reach out to Jeanne Dayhoff at with any questions you may have on our Doctorate of Audiology Program or the in-person or virtual open house. We hope to see you there!

Scan the following QR code to register for the in-person Doctorate of Audiology Program open house at Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg on Friday, October 7th, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Scan the following QR code to register for the virtual Doctorate of Audiology Program open house at Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg on Thursday, October 13th, from 7 pm – 8 pm.

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Graduate & Professional School Fair

A Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 3-6 pm at Hotel Madison.   Nearly 100 graduate programs will be here to speak with students about their graduate programs.  The representatives include public health, healthcare and  medical schools, law schools, and a wide range of other programs representing virtually every discipline and interest area. Representatives of institutions from across the country will be at JMU, hoping to discuss their programs with JMU students.  This is an opportunity that should not be missed.  The event is free.  No prior registration is required.  Information about the fair, including what students can expect and who will be attending is available at

In addition, students are invited to attend a Graduate Advising Open House to be held in association with the fair.  Join JMU’s Graduate School Dean, current students, select JMU graduate program advisors, and University Career Center to learn more about graduate education. Drop in between 2:30 – 4:30 at Hotel Madison’s Appalachian Ballroom to chat about the benefits of a graduate education and what the grad school experience is like. Light refreshments will be served. Following this Open House, you can visit the Graduate Fair.  To ensure your place at the Graduate Advising Open House, register here.

These events are not for Seniors only!  These are great opportunities for students at all levels to learn more about potential career pathways and what will be needed to submit a successful application to a particular type of program.  This event is co-sponsored by the JMU Graduate School in collaboration with Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and Mary Baldwin College.   

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New student org

IHI is a student run club here at JMU that is open to ALL and any health majors/ minors and pre-professionals. Being apart of this club not only looks amazing on graduate applications but also resumes, because it shows that you care about improving healthcare! If you are interested, please join as we LOVE new members. It is not a time consuming club what so ever. Follow us on ihijmu on instagram for updates and join our group me below for this school year! 💛💜DM us on insta for any questions!

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EMT class offering!

EMT Class

Location:             Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad

                               10 Volunteer Drive

                               Bridgewater, Va. 22812

Dates:                   Start September 13, 2022

                               Ends December 29, 2022               

Time                     6pm until 10 pm.  There will be an occasional Saturday morning classes @ 9am.

Course Coordinator:   Laura Clark, AEMT, EC

Pre-Requisites:  Must be 16 years of age at the start of class.  Must have CPR.  Can assist with obtaining CPR if needed.

Tuition:                $850.00 payable first night of class.  Textbook and materials included. Cash or check only.  Non-refundable

To register:         Send an email to Laura Clark or text 540-435-6424.  Must be registered no later than Sept. 5th.                                   

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Resource Collection Intern 2022-23 – JMU Talent Development

Resource Collection Intern 2022-23 – JMU Talent Development
General Info:
JMU Talent Development (TD) is seeking a talented and qualified undergraduate (rising junior or
higher) or graduate intern to enhance the organization and records of the TD Resource Collection
of more than 1,000 books focused on professional development and engagement.
This is a part-time wage position working an average of 15 hours per week over the school year (32
weeks) with no benefits. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal
background investigation. Students with strong organizational and business analysis skills are
encouraged to apply from any major.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Talent Development’s mission is to grow the talents of JMU A/P faculty, classified staff, and wage
employees. This is accomplished by: creating/hosting content on-site or online;
recommending/funding content outside of JMU; curating/sharing a collection of books for Talent
Development (TD) competency topics.
Specifically, the intern will analyze and recommend methods to achieve the following business

  • A “list” of books is readily accessible and sortable by TD competency for JMU staff to
    access online (recommend a tool and delivery method; put the records into the tool).
  • Tracking of book borrowing and returns allows TD to know location of books at all times
    (data captured and updated easily; may or may not connect to Book list).
  • Bookshelves are arranged to have titles organized by TD competency (shelves exist in title
    order at this time).
    The selected student will work directly with the Professional Development Assistant of TD to
    establish more specific criteria for review and approval by the Director of TD. Regular meetings
    with the Director will be planned to encourage career development.
    The intern will also have opportunities to contribute to other TD projects based on their specific
    strengths and abilities. The intern will be expected to provide event support as needed.
    The successful student applicant will demonstrate the following qualifications:
    1. be an enrolled student at JMU for Fall 2022 (rising junior/senior or graduate)
    2. familiarity with managing records (preferably books)
    3. excellent writing and analytical skills
    4. detail-oriented and highly organized
    5. demonstrates a high degree of customer service acumen and professionalism, as well as the
      ability to work well with employees from all staffing levels
    6. proficiency in MS Office

This is a paid internship, with the expectation of 15 hours per week for 32 weeks

  1. regularly scheduled hours (chosen by intern)
  2. between 8 and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday with Friday morning only (not afternoon)
  3. can begin anytime after August 23rd
    Completion Requirement:
    At the completion of the internship the following would apply:
    The Intern will provide a summary report of the work that was done and a self-review of the skills
    learned and applied during the internship. This report should be a minimum of four pages and
    should analyze the internship experience within both professional and personal context. Focus on
    specific tasks completed or interactions which may have either confirmed or rejected the theories
    studied in your coursework thus far. Additionally, tie connections between the experience in Talent
    Development and future career aspirations.
    The intern will establish and complete a daily log that serves as a record of hours and tasks
    completed in a format they can easily share with the Director.
    The Director will provide a positive statement of the work done well and the professionalism
    displayed during the internship
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Health Equity Specialist position!

The Central Shenandoah Health District is seeking to hire a Health Equity Specialist. The Central Shenandoah Health Equity Specialist (HES) position will manage implementation of the agency’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion strategic plan. Attached is the job description with the pay rate and instructions on how to apply. Interested candidates can either apply for this position on Idealist or send their resumes to by June 12th. Please note that the application period for this position has been extended.This position is partially remote with expectations of working onsite as needed.

A brief job description is below:

The Central Shenandoah Health Equity Specialist (HES) position will manage implementation of the agency’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion strategic plan and collaborate with the district’s Population Health Division and the COVID-19 Response Team to build, leverage, and expand infrastructure support for equitable and accessible disease prevention and control among populations that are marginalized and disproportionately affected. This position will require the ability to work from home and will also require in-person work throughout Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Bath and Highland counties and the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington, and Buena Vista one to two days per week. This is a contract position that offers up to 40 hours/week. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. This position is currently funded through May 2023. 

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Virtual Symposium

Virtual symposium for students interested in a health career path.

Rappahannock Area Health Education Center (AHEC) presents an exciting and informative multi-day series that provides insight into various healthcare career paths, featuring:  special interest presentations, a non-clinical corporate panel, and career development opportunities. The symposium will provide an opportunity for students to discover areas within healthcare and resources for individual career paths. The symposium features over 20 health occupations as well as professional development sessions on resume and interviewing 101.

The symposium is free and held virtually from June 14-16, 2022. Students interested in exploring a career in healthcare are encouraged to attend.

To register, visit

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