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The Life of an SMU Accounting Major

Oct 28, 2015|Academics, Careers, Cox Business School|

Although finance is the most popular major within Cox, as well as the most popular major on campus, I personally believe majoring in accounting is the way to go. Let me explain. Recruiting season for accounting majors in Texas begins at the start of second semester for all juniors who wish to go through formal [...]

My Advertising Internship

Sep 30, 2015|Careers|

 This summer, I interned at Publicis HCG. I wouldn't have gotten the internship if it wasn't for the support and guidance of SMU's faculty. The Temerlin School of Advertising definitely made sure my application and recommendation letters were of the highest caliber. From 9-5pm, I'd work on projects at my internship. This ranged from planning [...]

Career Fair at SMU

Sep 30, 2015|Careers|

A couple weeks ago, I got to participate in career fairs brought onto SMU’s campus by the Hegi Family Career and Development center, as well as the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. Because it is my junior year, I spoke to tons of recruiters about the prospect of interning with their firms this upcoming summer. [...]

Spring Internships and the Allure of Employment

Apr 27, 2015|Careers|

School is fun. While the work may be difficult at times, the other side of the scale containing the opportunity for increased knowledge, lifelong friendships, and a foundation for the future far outweighs the stress of finals. In some ways I wish it could go on forever, but as with many things in life once [...]

Making an Impact at SMU

Apr 11, 2015|Ambassadors, Careers|

At the end of last semester I had the incredible opportunity to attend the annual Net Impact Conference in Minneapolis with students and business professionals from all across the country. SMU sent 5 students to the conference to explore fields such as corporate social impact, entrepreneurship, clean energy, international development, impact investing, and many more. [...]

The Method to my Madness

Apr 6, 2015|Ambassadors, Careers, Life Around Dallas|

Dallas coffee shop, Method: Caffeination and Fare, has become a second home to me and immediately came to mind when I was tasked with finding a client for a news writing class’ semester-long project. The young, energetic owner Louie Corwin and his staff of expert baristas were already familiar faces, and I was excited for [...]

Career Center Help Leads To Internships

Apr 3, 2015|Ambassadors, Careers|

It was a busy fall semester full of football games, boulevards, tests, quizzes, RC banquets and deadlines for summer internships. I spent just about every Saturday in September applying for summer internships online and through the Cox Career Center Luckily by the end of the semester I had a bit of good news. I was [...]

Prepping For The Working World

Mar 16, 2015|Ambassadors, Careers|

As a Junior Finance major at SMU, I have recently been in the throws of formal summer internship recruitment. Daily, sometimes twice daily, Banks held information sessions and formal recruitment fairs. “Thank-you-notes” became routine, phone interviews were second nature, and the employees at the local dry-cleaners even knew me by name. I don’t mean to [...]

Opportunites Abound in PR

Mar 3, 2014|Careers|

By Kelsey Buttrell PRSSA is one of the many amazing academic organizations on campus and one that I have the pleasure to be a member of. This past week at SMU, PRSSA hosted Mark Hass as a guest lecturer for all PRSSA students. Mark Hass is the President & CEO for Edelman, the largest public [...]

My Summer with Mercedes-Benz

Sep 13, 2013|Careers|

By Billy Hightower This summer I had the awesome experience of finding an Internship through SMU at Park Place Mercedes Benz. I found my internship through an SMU career fair, at which one of the members of the HR department was a Mustang! My first day in the office, one of the managers threw me [...]

Innovative Engineering

Jul 29, 2013|Careers|

By Liz Dubret This summer I participated in an Immersion Design Experience (IDE) through the SMU Innovation Gym. I spent ten days and ten nights with seven other SMU students creating a wireless sensor network. We partnered with bcWorkshop, a local non-profit, to help them find a better way to measure living standards within a [...]

Wanted: Video Game Tester

Nov 5, 2012|Careers, General|

By Billy Hightower Today was awesome!  This summer I was bored one day so I decided to log on to MustangTrak to look for any job opportunities. After applying to a couple of internships there was one in particular that caught my eye...VIDEO GAME TESTER. I quickly submitted all my information to this potential opportunity [...]

Nuts about Southwest!

Feb 2, 2012|Ambassadors, Careers, Life Around Dallas|

By Lauren Cook I have the privilege of working as an intern for Southwest Airlines this semester. I wouldn't have gotten to application opportunity if it weren't for the help from SMU staff and students. Not only had my professor worked with Southwest Airlines, but also one of our very own tour guides, Derek [...]

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