This all-day event includes careers sessions for each concentration, as well as sessions on resume reviews and interviewing tips and porfolio reviews. Led by SMAD alumni and other working professionals, these sessions are important in developing networking connections that may one day lead to internships or jobs. Plus, you'll get to hear from industry insiders about what it takes to prepare for and succeed in your first job.
This year, we'll have a special session on "Creating, Branding and Running Your Own Business," SMAD Dogs (hot dogs) and networking opportunities.
SMAD Day Schedule (PDF)
Click on the image to the right for full details on all the events happening at SMAD Day.
REGISTRATION, PARKING, HOTELS & CHECK-IN
Registration for alumni and students has closed, but it's not required. Alumni and SMAD majors are welcome to come, even if you didn't register. You just won't have a name badge at this point.
Parking services is going to allow our group to park without permits for SMAD Day, as long as we park in the Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck (See map below). Please be aware that you are still prohibited from parking in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, or expired meters. They are also prohibited from parking in Fire Lanes. Check this link for a map showing parking areas.
JMU maintains a page with hotel information at: http://www.jmu.edu/parents/Hburgaccom.shtml
Check-In for Alumni/Professionals
We ask all alumni and professionals to please check-in when arriving for SMAD Day. We'll have a check-in table staffed at the location below.