2021 In-Person Schedule

Registration is ongoing (opens at 8:00 a.m.)

  • Student check-in / on-site registration will available near the ground floor breezeway of Harrison Hall
  • Alumni check-in / on-site registration from 8–9 a.m. in SMAD main office (Harrison 0276)
    • After 9 a.m. all participants should check-in at the registration table near the ground floor breezeway of Harrison Hall

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

  • SMAD main office (Harrison 0276)

9:00-10:45 a.m. Resume & Portfolio Review (by appointment)

  • Creative Advertising – Harrison Hall  1241
  • Digital Video Cinema – Darcus Johnson G004 and G007
  • Interactive Design – Harrison Hall  0102
  • Journalism – Harrison Hall  0118

11:00-12:00 p.m. Alumni Career Panel Discussions (open to all)

The panels will also cover important, real-world information about today’s job market, entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  • Creative Advertising – Harrison Hall  1241
    • Tiffany Corbin—RHSPCA
    • Chelsea Glowacki – Campfire & Co.
    • Navia Higgins — Virginia Lottery
    • Mary McMahan — withSimplicity
    • Cintia Samaha – Accenture Federal Services
    • Dara Stevens – KME.digital
    • Christie Thompson – Campfire & Co.
    • Laurie Turner – Snow Companies
  • Digital Video Cinema – Darcus Johnson G008
    • Jaeger Broholm — Addison Clark
    • Corbyn Harris — Discovery Channel
    • Elli Imel — VIVA Creative
    • Evan Robinson — Freelance
  • Interactive Design – Harrison Hall  0102
    • Colleen Hall – KME.digital
    • Alex Maben — Red Ventures
    • Alisa Malychev — Go Fish Digital
    • Jess McGovern — Gartner
  • Journalism – Harrison Hall  0118
    • James Faris — Business Insider
    • Emma Korynta — WCNC Charlotte
    • Jessica Kronzer — WTOP in DC
    • Brian Westley — PBS

12:00-1:30 p.m. Box lunches will be available to all Alumni & Faculty
SMAD Dog Days (hot dogs and cookies) available to registered students

Outside under the tent between Harrison Hall and Converse Hall

1-2 p.m. Workshop / Masterclass Power Hour

Opportunity to learn expertise from alumni in a small group experience. Harrison Hall 0241, 0101, 0104

1:30-4 p.m. DVC Film Screenings (open to all)

Check out recent films by DVC alumni in SMAD’s new cinema experience. Darcus Johnson G008

1:30-4 p.m. Informal Mixer (open to all)

Continue to chat with students old and new. Outside under the tent between Harrison Hall and Converse Hall

2-3:00 p.m. SMAD Connect Speaker (open to all)

Courtney Rukan

Hear from Courtney Rukan (’00), recently named multiplatform editing chief at The Washington Post. Harrison Hall  2105

Bring a friend and read more about her talk: https://www.jmu.edu/news/smad/2021/10-31-courtney-rukan-smad-connect.shtml

2-4:30 p.m. Career Fair (open to all)

Stop by to find out job and internship opportunities from various companies in media industries. Tables will be set up in the following rooms: Harrison Hall  0112, 1246, 2103, 2104, and 2114.

3-4:00 p.m. Workshop / Masterclass Power Hour (# 2)

Opportunity to learn expertise from alumni in a small group experience. Harrison Hall 0241, 0101, 01014