Reflections of a Grad Student

2015-10-29T13:32:34+00:00 Oct 28, 2015|Academics, General|

Today marks exactly five months and eight days since I walked across the stage in Moody Coliseum to receive my bachelor’s degree from SMU. Not that I’m counting or anything. I always shrugged off all the “it goes by so fast” warnings from people slightly older than me. Man, were they spot on or what? [...]


2015-10-29T14:56:45+00:00 Sep 30, 2015|Academics|

This year I started the Masters of Science in Accounting program at SMU after I graduated in May with a bachelor degree in accounting from the Hilltop. I knew a few things before starting graduate school. I love Dallas and SMU’s presence in the city, so I knew I didn’t want to leave just yet. [...]

August Term in Taos

2015-10-29T15:00:20+00:00 Sep 23, 2015|Academics, SMU Abroad|

This past August I got to study Business Law and Outdoor Adventures at SMU’s second campus in Taos, New Mexico and it was absolutely one of my favorite SMU experiences so far! Our campus is about 20 minutes outside the town of Taos and is entirely SMU students and faculty living and learning on campus. [...]

SMU in Brussels

2015-04-14T16:42:55+00:00 Apr 24, 2015|Academics, SMU Abroad|

When I started my first semester at SMU, there were two things that topped my list of “Things I Must Accomplish In College.” Yes, I wanted to discover my career path and have the best four years of my life; but without exception, I was determined to study abroad and learn another language. Thanks to [...]

Throwback Thursday: G.W. Bush Visits Class

2015-02-13T13:11:52+00:00 Jan 15, 2015|Academics|

By Austin Brown Last semester SMU was lucky enough to have President George Bush on campus to speak about his new book 41: A Portrait Of My Father. It always strikes me how lucky we are as a student body to consistently have opportunities to attend speeches by the former president. Reflecting on this reminded me [...]

Declaring a Major: It’s No Minor Decision

2015-01-07T06:28:38+00:00 Jan 5, 2015|Academics|

By Blake Ann Seeker Declaring your college major is a big step in your academic life. Many students, myself among them, remain “undecided” for some time. It’s a good idea to take a variety of classes, weigh options with the help of advisors and professors, or even reach out to the Hegi Family Career Development [...]

Academic Spotlight: Wellness at SMU

2014-10-01T12:30:36+00:00 Oct 10, 2014|Academics|

By Whit Rasmussen For the UC curriculum, every student is required to complete a physical wellness course. Walking, fencing, ping-pong, triathlon and basketball are just a few of the many classes to choose from. For my wellness credit, I decided to check off a bucket list item and signed up for marathon training. I couldn’t [...]

Put On Your Creative Hat

2015-02-13T13:23:46+00:00 Apr 28, 2014|Academics|

By Katie Maiers As an advertising student, I often forget that research papers, minimum word requirements, and the typical academic fears that loom over many college students continue to exist. Don’t get me wrong: I still write an occasional paper now and then, but for the most part, my assigned work tends to feel more [...]

Class Spotlight: Honors Marketing Practicum

2014-04-07T13:44:24+00:00 Apr 18, 2014|Academics|

By Lauren Lyngstad This semester, I have had the opportunity to be a student in the Cox School of Business Honors Marketing Practicum. This course takes place every fall for a select group of graduating Marketing majors, and it has easily been one of my favorite courses that I have taken during my time at [...]

Class Spotlight: Negotiations

2013-11-18T15:54:56+00:00 Nov 15, 2013|Academics|

By Laura Spitler One of my favorite classes I am taking this semester is Negotiations, taught by Steve Denson.  For me, it counts as a business elective to round out my marketing degree.  I initially signed up for the course, because I know that being good at negotiating is a very important skill to have [...]

Dancing in the Fall

2015-02-13T13:26:43+00:00 Nov 6, 2013|Academics|

By Shauna Davis I think I speak for the whole student body when I say that we are excited to have passed the halfway mark in the semester.  Sure, late nights of cramming for midterms are over, but for Meadows Dance majors, our biggest production is right around the corner.   This semester’s Fall Dance Concert [...]

A Weekend in Taos

2013-09-22T19:37:07+00:00 Sep 25, 2013|Academics, General|

By Katelyn Hall The typical weekend at SMU in the fall involves going to the football game, chatting by the tanning pool, and some time in the library. But this weekend, I swapped out the heat of Texas for the mountains and cool air of New Mexico. SMU has a campus in Taos, New Mexico, [...]

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