CCPA in Taos

Six students from Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in will serve as communications interns at nonprofit organizations in Taos, NM this summer. By day, students will work with national and regional organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and The Harwood Museum; addressing issues from at-risk youth and the environment to housing and the arts. By night, they will attend classes at the SMU-in-Taos campus. Additionally, students will serve as marketing and event volunteers for the annual Taos Solar Music Festival.

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Good for the soul

An update from Rebecca, who graduated in May with CCPA and sociology degrees:

I am sad that the Taos June term is coming to an end; I don’t want to leave. I guess it probably has something to do with the fact that I am leaving college in addition to Taos – that in a few weeks, I will be home in my apartment in Dallas applying for PR jobs and “settling down.”

But most of my hesitation to re-enter the real world has to do with my appreciation for the culture and lifestyle of New Mexico and Taos specifically. I like the slow pace here. I like that there is a melting pot of culture and idealism; everyone here is unique, and most are forced to be inclusive and open-minded as a result. I like the lack of pretention and materialism – attitudes which are inescapable in Dallas. I love the landscape. The beauty here makes me want to make art and explore nature, and it inspires me to live well and enjoy the better things.

I strongly encourage every SMU student to apply to the Taos program. To be cliche, Taos is good for your soul.

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    1. Nina Flournoy says:

      “Taos is good for the soul” sounds like a good tag line for the program.

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