Students prepare for SMU Career and Internship Fair, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

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Students prepare for SMU Career and Internship Fair, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

CareerFairPic1At the Spring 2016 Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, Feb. 18, students will have the opportunity to network with over 75 companies, including Southwest Airlines, Peace Corps, EY, Epsilon and Sendero. Sponsored by the SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center, the fair is set for 4 to 7 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms.

“Networking is such an integral part of the job process, and this event provides students of all majors with an open forum to do so on a larger scale,” says Regina James, associate director of the Hegi Career Center. “The Career Fair is a recruiting, networking and educational event, and we look forward to students taking advantage of that opportunity.”

  • Watch a Mustang Minute! video of the February 2015 Career and Internship Fair by Myles Taylor of SMU News.

Hegi Career Center counselors encourage students to view the Career Fair as their first job interview and to be prepared. Here are their tips to being a top candidate:

  • Attend drop-in hours at the Career Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and have a counselor review your resume. Bring plenty of copies of your resume to the Career Fair.
  • While you’re at the Career Center, you can take assessments to identify your values, interests, personality and skills.
  • Do your research. Review the list of participating employers, and learn more about the ones that interest you.
  • Download the new SMU Career Fair + app on Google Play or Apple Store to get up-to-date information about the fair and participating employers.

SMU students who serve as Career Development Ambassadors for the Hegi Career Center also have advice for students about the fair:

  • “The Career Fair can be crowded, loud and overwhelming. Make the most of it by preparing a resume and elevator pitch before attending.” – Katie Anderson
  • “Show your interest, and make a genuine connection. Collect a business card, and send a follow-up within 24 hours. Do this, and the recruiter will remember you when you turn in an application. Remember, a job search is a full-time job for some people. Put in the time to do it right, and you will be rewarded.” – Justin Wolfe

– Hena Rafiq

February 17, 2016|Calendar Highlights, News|

Sept. 1 deadline for Fall 2011 Bush Presidential Center student internships

George W. Bush Presidential Center logoThe Office of George W. Bush and the George W. Bush Presidential Center are seeking SMU students for unpaid Fall 2011 internships. The deadline for application is 5 p.m. Central time Thursday, Sept. 1, extended from the original deadline of Aug. 26.

Undergraduate positions are available in foundation administration; event planning; development and donor relations; marketing and communications; and for Bush Institute departments including Education Reform, Human Freedom, Global Health, Economic Growth, the Women’s Initiative, and the Military Service Initiative.

Internship opportunities are also available in Washington, D.C, at the office of the Executive Director of the Bush Institute.

Graduate-level internships are available with the Education Reform and Editorial teams.

Rising juniors, seniors or graduate students currently enrolled at SMU with GPAs of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. Interns must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Students can find a complete list of requirements and apply online at employment.georgewbushcenter.com (enter keyword internship). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, contact the Office of George W. Bush, 214-692-4300.

August 29, 2011|News, Save the Date|
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