The Rockwall Experience

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life|

Southern Methodist University has always been a place to explore and expand your interests. The Dedman Recreation Center on SMU’s campus is no exception from this pioneering trend. From indoor soccer to sand volleyball, the Rec Center has many different activities and facilities for students to check out. One of these exiting facilities is the [...]

Start-Ups Start Here!

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life, Careers, Cox Business School, Life Around Dallas, Student Organizations|

Do you have the next Big Idea? Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want to be an entrepreneur? A picture from one of our club meetings. During high school, I started my own automotive accessories business and was fortunate enough to make a profit. Naturally, when I came to SMU, my first priority [...]

Research at SMU

Nov 19, 2015|Academics|

Just chilling with some of the research equipment. Something that’s been a huge part of my year and a half at SMU has been my participation in Faculty led research. It all started the first week of my freshman year. Coming into SMU as a Psychology major, I knew that if I didn’t [...]

Sunday Funday

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Sundays can be either the best day of the week, or the worst – depending on how you look at it. It can either be the last day to cap off a glorious weekend, or the day filled with finishing homework before the dreaded Monday ahead. However, my past Sunday was how every Sunday at [...]

Rangers Games

Nov 19, 2015|Life Around Dallas|

Being from Los Angeles, California I bleed blue and white for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I grew up going to a couple games a season with my family or my friends, as well as playing baseball through my senior year of high school. Baseball was a part of my life for as long as I [...]

Change Should be Exciting!

Nov 18, 2015|General|

As you can see, we all love Texas! As a senior in the class of 2016, my second to last semester at SMU can most accurately be described as a 10-year old kid (me) taking his fully-grown German Shepherd on a run. I just can’t seem to keep up. All too often when [...]

Sunny and 75

Nov 18, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Enjoying Steel City Pops on a perfect Dallas Day! Enjoying beautiful weather in Dallas just got easier. Here’s my quick guide to spending the day outdoors. 1. Dallas Hall Lawn: You don’t have to go far to enjoy the beauty of a sunny, Dallas day.  Dallas Hall Lawn is the perfect spot to [...]

Childhood to College

Nov 18, 2015|Campus Life, General|

Baby me in Dallas I grew up in Orinda, California but I was born in Dallas at Baylor Medical Center. I took my first steps and spoke my first words in our house 2 miles south of the SMU campus. While my family loved our time in Dallas, my dad got a new [...]

Objection: SMU Mock Trial is WAYY Too Cool!

Nov 12, 2015|Student Organizations|

I compete on the SMU Mock Trial team, a group that travels all over the nation simulating law proceedings and gaining both legal and theatrical experience. As a drama and speech enthusiast in high school, I pounced on the chance to join this nationally ranked team the second that I stepped foot on SMU’s campus [...]

A Short Guide to Lower Greenville

Nov 12, 2015|Life Around Dallas|

When I hear from students that apply to SMU, one thing is always at the top of their mind: Dallas.  Our students love being in Dallas.  Proximity to all four major sports teams, incredible business opportunities, and a lively social scene are only a few of the many factors that make Dallas and SMU the [...]

My Experience in the Cox School of Business

Nov 4, 2015|Academics, Cox Business School|

           I study marketing within the Cox School of Business along with an advertising minor from the Meadows School of the Arts. I’m really enjoying the business curriculum! Now I am starting to focus more on my Marketing degree. I am taking really interesting classes in which I am learning more and more about my [...]

J-Ice and Alternative Breaks

Nov 4, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas, Student Organizations|

One of my favorite organizations at SMU is Alternative Breaks, which send students on community service trips over Fall, Winter and Spring breaks. It has provided me with not only eye-opening and perspective-expanding opportunities in Austin, New Orleans, and Quito, but also with extremely valuable leadership experience, planning, budgeting for, and leading trips. Hopefully it’s [...]

Family Weekend on the Hilltop

Nov 4, 2015|Campus Life|

This past weekend was family weekend at SMU. Parents and siblings descended upon Dallas from all corners of the globe, including my own parents who made the 30-minute trek from my hometown of Plano, Texas. There were a number of events to attend starting almost as soon as I finished class that ranged from meet-and-greets [...]

Reflections of a Grad Student

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? [...]

Heading Down Under

Oct 28, 2015|SMU Abroad|

I am super excited about going abroad next semester! I will be studying at the University of Sydney in Australia! This will be my second time studying abroad. My freshmen year I studied abroad in Paris, France, Oxford, England and Cambridge, England. I loved my summer abroad and I knew I had to go abroad [...]

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