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Robin Roberts Tate Lecture

2015-04-21T11:06:51-05:00 May 4, 2015|Campus Life|

The Tate Lecture Series hosted at SMU brings prestigious speakers to campus that are either industry leaders, political figures, or influential thinkers who have experiences to share that are unmatched throughout the world. Most recently, I was able to attend the Robin Roberts Tate Lecture, which was both an entertaining and humbling experience. Roberts is [...]

Spring Internships and the Allure of Employment

2015-04-21T10:56:18-05:00 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 [...]

SMU in Brussels

2015-04-14T16:42:55-05:00 Apr 24, 2015|Academics, SMU Abroad|

When I started my first semester at SMU, there were two things that topped my list of “Things I Must Accomplish In College.” Yes, I wanted to discover my career path and have the best four years of my life; but without exception, I was determined to study abroad and learn another language. Thanks to [...]

Sopranos Anonymous

2015-10-28T16:45:46-05:00 Apr 21, 2015|Campus Life, Meadows School of the Arts|

This coming Friday, I have the opportunity to partake in something completely unconventional and absolutely awesome. I will be performing in an operetta written and directed by one of SMU’s very own Vocal Performance Graduate students. She presented her piece of work to the Opera Director within Meadows, and he has allowed her to cast [...]

Making an Impact at SMU

2015-03-02T08:51:02-06:00 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

2015-03-02T14:50:22-06:00 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

2015-03-01T16:30:03-06:00 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 [...]

D-Town Dining

2015-03-02T14:49:42-06:00 Apr 1, 2015|Ambassadors, Life Around Dallas|

Being from Dallas is excellent if you, like me, love food. Having the most restaurants per capita in the entire United States ensures that every meal eaten off campus is not just a meal, but an experience. The variety in cuisines and atmospheres in Dallas' plethora of restaurants make it the perfect place to live [...]

Sing Song

2015-03-02T14:48:55-06:00 Mar 26, 2015|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions|

I could not act, sing, or dance even if my life depended on it. Before college the only musical role I ever played was a pig that just oinked in the background when I was in elementary school. That was the extent of my acting career. After being at SMU for a year and a [...]

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