Monday, April 6, 2015

Wait List Procedure for College of Business Classes

As enrollment for fall courses begins on Monday, April 6, the College of Business wants to ensure you are prepared for this process.

First, check your enrollment appointment day/time on MyMadison.

Second, take a look at MyMadison to ensure you do not have a ‘hold’ which prevents you from registering.  All such holds must be removed before you are allowed to register.  Registering for courses as close to your enrollment appointment as possible will prevent many problems.

Third, some lower-level BBA core courses now have a special requisite which prevents students with previous grades of C- or B- from registering for a ‘repeat’.  Please pay special attention to the ‘Notes’ section of the course description in class search.

Fourth, understand the ‘waitlist’ process.  The College of Business is now using waitlists in lieu of the override request period.  The waitlist has many features that are extremely beneficial to students:  1)  once on the waitlist, you don’t have to constantly check MyMadison for openings; 2) you are auto-enrolled and notified when a seat becomes available and you’re next on the waitlist; 3) it is a first-come, first-serve process; and 3) upper-classmen have priority, assuming they register for the waitlist at the time of their enrollment appointment.

The following should answer your basic questions about waitlists:

·         Registration on a waitlist does not guarantee a seat in the class.

·         A yellow triangle indicates a waitlist exists for that section AND the waitlist is open for registration.  Follow this tutorial.

·         A blue square indicates the class is closed, and if there’s a waitlist on that class, it is also closed.

·         You will be notified if you are registered for the course off the waitlist. 

·         The College of Business is no longer accepting override requests for closed courses, time conflicts, and preferences.  Please do not contact the professor, department or your advisor.

·         Waitlists are being monitored daily during the registration cycle.  Demand will addressed by increasing caps if/when allowed.

·         Please view the tutorial if you wish to ‘swap’ classes via the waitlist.

These processes are in place to ensure fairness to all while registering for classes.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during the enrollment period!



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How exciting! Career and Internship Opportunities in the Business Side of Google on 1/22, 5:00 - 7:00

 The JMU College of Businesses is pleased to welcome Exie Huntington, a University Programs Specialist from Google, who will be presenting “Career and Internship Opportunities in the Business Side of Google.” This special presentation will cover topics such as:

  • The history, culture, and business of Google.
  • An introduction to Google's non-technical and business focused careers.
  • Internship and undergraduate educational programming opportunities at Google based on your class year:
  • What does Google look for when hiring?
  • How does Google hire?
  • Learn helpful resume tips/tricks, how to frame your experiences, and how to stand out on paper.
  • Learn Google’s interviewing format and the necessary adjustments to make for phone or Hangout interviews.
  • BOLD (Seniors)
  • AdCamp (Juniors)
  • Immersion (Sophomores)
  • Discovery (Freshmen)
We encourage Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students in the College of Business to attend.
Mark your calendars now for Thursday, January 22 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Showker Hall, Room 105. For questions, please contact Dr. Clarke at