All SMU Career Volunteer participants are asked to participate in informational interviews. Alumni-to-alumni and alumni-to-student outreach will take place through our resume review form. Students and alumni will upload their resume to be reviewed by volunteers in their desired industry. The Office of Alumni Engagement will then connect volunteers with these alumni and students to set up informational interviews. Correspondence can be through phone, e-mail or in-person.
Externships will take place during the SMU academic calendar winter and summer breaks. You and the student will decide on a day that works best for both of you. Alumni volunteers are responsible for providing meaningful experiences for their externs. Volunteers can assist students in developing professional networks and serve as links to the career world. The end goal is to assist students in preparing for their roles as successful professionals. Alumni and students will be matched based on the career path of the alumnus and the career interest of the student. For more information on SMU Career Volunteer Externships, please click here.
The SMU Career Volunteer program provides a bridge to the Hegi Family Career Development Center for alumni who wish to offer internships through their employers to SMU students. Hegi partners with alumni to post and advertise their opportunities and funnel outstanding students into the positions. Sign up for your Handshake account today!
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SMU Career Volunteer is a program from both sides; we cannot always guarantee a match through our externship or outreach programs. Our ultimate goal is for all students and alumni participating in the program to be involved with either an externship or outreach each year. If you find yourself struggling to get connected through the means provided, please reach out to us! We are more than willing to help facilitate other opportunities.