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Career Ahead

Prepare for your future with CareerAhead

At the International Study Center ‭(ISC) we care about your academic ‭success, as well as your career once you ‭graduate. With your future career ‭in mind, we have integrated a new ‭careers service into our academic ‭courses at the ISC, called CareerAhead.‬‬‬‬‬‬

What does CareerAhead do?

CareerAhead is designed to give you ‭a head start in today’s competitive ‭graduate employment market by ‭helping you become a confident, ‭highly skilled and extremely ‭employable graduate. We will ‭guide you toward making the right ‭choices and using your time at ‭the James Madison University productively, so that you can maximize ‭your chances of success in the ‭competitive job market.‬‬‬‬‬‬

How it works

Stage 1: When you arrive at the ISC

During the first semester at the ISC, you will complete a skills ‭assessment questionnaire, ‭similar to the one used by ‭graduate employers. This will help ‭you think about the skills you ‭already have, such as planning ‭and organizing. The results will ‭form the basis of your personal ‭career development plan.‬‬‬‬‬‬

‬‬Stage 2: During your ISC course

As part of your course at the ‭ISC, you will get an opportunity ‭to develop key employability ‭skills, such as leadership and ‭organization, that can easily ‭be transferred to a professional ‭working environment. ‭You will develop the skills to write ‭a resume and a personal statement ‭that will make you stand out from ‭the crowd, and you will be able ‭to improve your presentation ‭and interview skills too. ‭We will also work with you in the ‭classroom, small groups and on ‭an individual basis, to build your ‭personal career development plan ‭– a unique set of assignments that ‭are relevant to your chosen career.‬‬‬‬‬‬

Stage 3: When you continue your degree at James Madison University

During your studies at James Madison University, you will complete the ‭assignments set out in your ‭personal career development plan. ‭This will ensure that you graduate ‭not only with a globally recognized ‭degree, but also with the right ‭skills to secure a fantastic job ‭in your chosen future career.‬‬‬‬‬‬

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How to apply

Ready to join us? Learn more the application process in order to start your journey to study at JMU International Study Center, or to apply for Direct Entry to James Madison University.