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

Spring 2011 Career & Internship Fair: What students should know

Lockheed Martin representatives talk with SMU students at a past Career FairIt’s that time of the semester again- despite the early term’s inclement weather (and the cancellation of C & I Prep Day), the Career & Internship Fair returns to SMU Feb. 16, 2011. Here’s what your students should know before trying their luck with some of the top employers in the nation:

The Fair will, as always, be in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. This semester’s installment takes place from noon to 4 p.m. The Fair is open to all majors within SMU, and no RSVP is required.

As the cancelled Prep Day’s events would have already stated, students should bring their IDs and multiple copies of their résumés, and professional attire is strongly recommended.

More than 80 employers will have representatives at the Career & Internship Fair. Included in the ever-updating companies list are household names such as:

  • AT&T
  • Citi
  • Frito Lay
  • Lockheed Martin (pictured right)
  • Neiman Marcus
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Southwest Airlines

Lunch will be served from 11 to noon. For more information, visit the Hegi Family Career Development Center’s website or Facebook page.

The list of attending employers is subject to be updated in the days leading up to the Fair. To contact the Hegi Center, call 214-768-2266.

Nominate a student worker for Student Employee of the Year

Do you have a student worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Honor him or her with a nomination for 2010 SMU Student Employee of the Year. The deadline is Feb. 15.

All nominees will be rated by panel of SMU judges, and the winner will be announced at a finalists’ luncheon during 2010 National Student Employment Week April 11-17. The University’s Student Employee of the Year will go on to compete for the regional title, and potentially at the national level.

Nominated students must have been employed for a minimum of 3 months full-time or 6 months part-time between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 (anticipated) – the equivalent of 240 working hours during the year period. All undergraduate student workers are eligible; graduate students who are performing student employee jobs (not resident advisers, graduate assistants or teaching assistants) are eligible.

Submit the nomination form (PDF format) along with a nomination letter to Student Employment Coordinator Meredith Dawson, SMU Box 181, fax number 214-768-3878. For additional information, contact Meredith at 214-768-3490.

New procedures for posting student jobs

Campus employers, take note: The Student Employment Office has made changes to its database. Learn more about new procedures for posting student job opportunities by downloading the new instructions (PDF format).

All students are now required to fill out a short online registration form with the Hegi Family Career Development Center before they can view jobs in the database.

Work program dates for the 2007-08 academic year:

Full year: August 18, 2007 – May 9, 2008
Fall only: August 18 – December 7, 2007
Spring only: January 5 – May 9, 2008