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November 1, 2013 

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Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)
Lumos announces launch of Metro Ethernet in Richmond
Dynamic Aviation announces new Senior VP of Business Development
Interested in recruiting JMU students and / or attending the career & internship fair at JMU? Registrations OPEN Monday, November 4th in Recruit-A-Duke !      
Recruit-A-Duke provides a platform for employers to register for JMU career fairs, post jobs and internships, set up on-campus or online interviews, search for qualified students, and more.  JMU Career and Academic Planning (CAP) and the Recruit-a-Duke website allows you to focus your recruiting to specific majors or departments as needed.  Most CAP events and services are available to alumni as well as current students. 

Use this link for an informational packet about recruiting.  Use this link to register to recruit using Recruit-A-Duke.


Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) Streamlines the Internship Process

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with Virginia's Regional Technology Councils, and in collaboration with Virginia companies, Virginia colleges, and community colleges, has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links undergraduate STEM students to paid summer internship positions with companies throughout Virginia.


This program offers a one-stop, centralized, online internship application system that provides Virginia's undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM-related (summer/fall/spring) paid internship opportunities with participating Virginia-based companies that can search our database of pre-screened student applications for specific skills, experience, educational background, interests and desired work locations to find the best possible candidates for their paid summer internships. Companies select students, make offers, and employ interns directly.


 We encourage you to utilize this resource which is free of charge to both the company and the student. 

Go to CSIIP for more information or to post your internship needs. 
Member News:  Lumos announces launch of Metro Ethernet Services in Richmond
 Waynesboro, Va., October 31, 2013 - Lumos Networks Corp. announced that it has officially launched Metro Ethernet services in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan market. Including the previously announced anchor contract win to provide Ethernet services to 10 locations for national hospital provider HCA, Lumos has already won several major Enterprise and Carrier Network accounts.

"I am pleased to announce that we have 'lit' up service on our 110 mile fiber Ethernet metro ring in Richmond, which is a key part of Lumos' 'edge-out' market strategy to expand our fiber network," said Joseph E. McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer for Lumos Networks.  "We designed and built our network in a very strategic manner in order to access as many key Enterprises, Data Centers and cell towers as possible." 


"Our Richmond network provides us a beachhead from which to pursue multiple data center opportunities in both Richmond and the Ashburn/Washington, D.C. corridor," said Craig Drinkhall, Vice President of Product and Engineering at Lumos Networks. "We are already sourcing enterprises in need of redundant fiber access to reach critical data centers in our existing footprint."


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Member News:  Dynamic Aviation announces new senior vice president  

Bridgewater, Va., October 29, 2013 - Dynamic Aviation, a leading provider of innovative aviation solutions to government and commercial organizations worldwide, has hired Cris Benavides as Senior Vice President, Business Development.


In his new role Mr. Benavides leads Dynamic Aviation's worldwide business development efforts, with a focus on finding and securing opportunities to support new customers.


"Dynamic Aviation is at an important point in its development," said President and CEO Michael Stoltzfus. "Cris will be helping us achieve market leadership by building a business development team that connects our company to a wider range of customers, both in the U.S. and internationally."


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