Network With SMAD

Ready to build your career, network with industry professionals, and get feedback on your portfolio or resume? SMAD Day brings together students, alumni and faculty for informative career sessions and networking opportunities. Sessions will cover careers, portfolios, resumes, interviewing, and more.

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Expert Advice

SMAD day is a unique opportunity for you to get expert advice from professionals in the Media Arts field. Sessions cover important, real-world information about today’s job market, including entrepreneurship, self-employment, graduate school, and further education.

Job Fair Information

The Martin Agency, a Virginia-based advertising firm, will also be hosting a special session on their company. Students of all academic years can get a jump start on planning for life after graduation.

Expert Advice

Panels for Each Concentration

Every SMAD concentration will have a dedicated career panel, as well as time to get their resume or portfolio reviewed by SMAD alum and Media Arts professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can sign up on JMU’s Alumni website to reserve a time for a specific professional to review their resume or portfolio pieces. These professionals will also be avilable in the concentration-specific career panels, where students can explore what SMAD alum and other media professionals do with their degrees.

Panels for Each Concentration

Exciting Events

In addition to the panels and networking, SMAD Day will also be hosting sessions on 360 video, iPhone Videography, and more topics relevant to media arts students. After SMAD Day, SMAD Dog Day will take place in the on the lawn behind Harrison Hall. Join professors, staff, and other students in a fun social event. SMAD students get free hot dogs and refreshments.

SMAD dog Day

2017 Schedule

Student & Alumni check-in / on-site registration will available near the ground floor breezeway of Harrison Hall

8:00-9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast is available for SMAD Alumni & Faculty

9:00-9:50 a.m. Resume & Portfolio Review (by appointment)

Creative Advertising – Harrison Hall 0118 

Digital Video Cinema – Jackson Hall 1A

Interactive Design – Harrison Hall 0102 

Journalism – Harrison Hall 2241 

10:00-10:50 a.m. Career Panel Discussions (open to all)

Creative Advertising – Harrison Hall 0118 

Digital Video Cinema – Jackson Hall 1A

Interactive Design – Harrison Hall 0102 

Journalism – Harrison Hall 2241 

11:00-11:50 a.m. Exploratory Sessions (open to all)

“No Kid Hungry” – Harrison Hall 0118 

360VR Video – Jackson Hall 1A 

Work for Yourself or Start Your Own Business – Harrison Hall 0102 

Journalism – Harrison Hall 2241 

12:00-12:30 p.m. SMAD TV Live Broadcast for the Alison Parker Studio Dedication

limited seating is available for a live studio audience

12:00-1:30 p.m. SMAD Dog Day on the Patio

1:00-3:00 p.m. SMAD day Job Fair

Alison Parker Studio

1:15-2:15 p.m. Martin Agency Presentation

Harrison Hall 1261