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Spring BanquetSMAD Spring Banquet 2014 - April 17
Posted by SMAD March 5, 2011
Registration for the SMAD Spring Banquet is open. For those attending, we'll announce scholarship winners and give concentration awards. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and friends of SMAD will help us honor students. Join us for a fun evening with dinner, a keynote speaker and some special presentations.

SMAD DayCareers and Jobs at SMAD Day 2014
Posted by SMAD February 27, 2014
SMAD Day (Friday, April 18) is a full day of sessions on careers, jobs, resumes and more. Many alumni and working professionals will be on hand to present and talk to students about the job searching process. If you plan to graduate and work in the business, this is a can't miss event.

Alex LeidholdtSMAD Junior Travels in Big-Name Circles as Photographer
Posted by SMAD March 11, 2014. Written by Riley Alexander
Getting casual phone calls from Grammy-winning artists is a routine part of Griffin Harrington's life. In the summer, Harrington, a junior digital video/cinema concentrator from Herndon, VA, interned at Wolf Trap, a popular performing arts center in the Washington, D.C., area, serving as the only photographer.

Alex LeidholdtProfessor Alex Leidholdt: Madison Scholar and History Sleuth
Posted by SMAD March 11, 2014. Written by Riley Alexander
SMAD professor Alex Leidholdt is the 2013-14 Madison Scholar for JMU's College of Arts and Letters. This is the top scholarly recognition within the college and recognizes a record of outstanding scholarship/research/creative work and its dissemination through publication, exhibition, performance or other means.

Sabrena DealSMAD Instructor's Project Battles Sex Trafficking of the Young
Posted by SMAD March 11, 2014. Written by Megan Noronha
Twelve-year-old Crystle hides behind the screen of her computer every day, attempting to escape her sexually abusive uncle at home. She begins to confide in a 22-year-old guy online. His words of respect, loyalty and love – empty ones, though she doesn’t know it yet – entice her. She soon becomes his "girlfriend," falling for his promise of a better life.

The KitchenAn Important Message for Corporate Communication Concentrators
Posted by SMAD February 25, 2014
The School of Media Arts & Design is changing the current Corporate Communication concentration to a new concentration called Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication.

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A number of companies contact us looking for interns or employees. SMAD posts these opportunities as they come in. If you're in the market for a job or internship, you'll want to check this area regularly. The "Job & Internships" link is a permanent feature of the site.
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April 7, 2014
Kristin DeRamus
Graduated: 2008
McLean, VA
Employer: Gannett
Hey all, can't wait for SMAD day this year. Just wanted to share with SMAD alumni that Gannett Digital is hiring for a Senior Developer role on the Interactive Applications team. We are located in Tysons Corner, VA. http://bit.ly/1hUOCyS About Gannett Digital: Headquartered in McLean, VA, Gannett Digital is a rapidly growing division of Gannett, a media and marketing solutions company. Gannett Digital is responsible for designing and developing digital products (iPhone apps, Android apps, iPad apps, websites, etc) for over 130+ properties including USA TODAY, WUSA9 TV, and the Staunton News Leader. We have a work hard, play hard mentality in a casual work environment with fun perks including: -Ping pong, foosball, and pool -Free coffee and fruit -Outdoor patio workspace -A beautiful campus with a pond and walking path -On-site gym, post-office, and Starbucks -Monthly birthday cakes and treats -Team events like go-karts, biking, and baseball games Shoot me a message at kderamus@gannett.com if you are interested. Thanks!

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