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Campus Resources

2021-03-11T11:51:46-06:00 Mar 11, 2021|Uncategorized|

I was raised in Arkansas, a state with many natural resources. Still, however, I was blown away by the multitude of resources at SMU. “The Natural State” better watch out! It has some stiff competition! When considering resources at SMU, the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (ALEC) is the first that comes to mind. The ALEC [...]

Internships at SMU

2021-03-04T16:45:52-06:00 Mar 4, 2021|Academics, Ambassadors|

Internships. The word itself sounds daunting and scary, but don’t worry SMU has your back! Even given the unprecedented times of living in a pandemic, SMU has everything to prepare you for success: the Hegi Career Center, easy-to-access resources like free Linkedin Learning courses, amazing professors, Peer Academic Leaders in each commons, Hegi Career Leaders [...]

Getting Around Dallas!

2021-02-26T08:41:54-06:00 Feb 26, 2021|Ambassadors, Life Around Dallas, Texas, Travel|

The fact that Dallas is our backyard is one of the best parts of being at SMU! This city has everything: exciting sports, tantalizing eateries, electrifying concerts, adventurous trails, captivating museums, and more! But figuring out how to travel to these events and places seems to be an insurmountable hurdle for SMU students…or is it? [...]

My Favorite Class at SMU

2021-02-10T14:32:57-06:00 Feb 10, 2021|Academics, Ambassadors, Cox Business School|

My name is Austin Foster, and I am a Sophomore Majoring in Finance and Political Science here at Southern Methodist University. One of the things I really love about the SMU campus is our small class sizes (average of 22 Students) and the unique personalities of each of our professors. The combination of these two [...]

How It Started vs. How It’s Going

2021-02-08T09:23:35-06:00 Feb 8, 2021|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations|

Looking back on the fall semester of my senior year, I can honestly say that I have never been more proud to be a Mustang. Though changes have been thrown at this University left and right, SMU has remained committed to providing the best student experience possible. One of the main ways I have seen [...]

A Foodies Guide To The 8 Best Restaurants Near SMU

2020-06-26T15:55:07-05:00 Jun 26, 2020|Ambassadors, Life Around Dallas|

Texans love to eat. Among the hundreds of restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, some of them are located within walking distance of SMU’s beautiful campus. Over my last three years as a student here, I’ve tried everything from pierogis to biscuit french toast, and I can’t wait to tell you a little about my [...]

Being an International Student at SMU

2020-06-23T10:33:32-05:00 Jun 23, 2020|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Travel|

Hola! My name is Sofia Marin (’22), and I am an international student from Maracaibo, Venezuela double majoring in Business and Advertising with a minor in French! Two years ago, I made the decision to come to SMU to pursue my bachelor’s degree, and since then, I have felt nothing but gratitude and happiness for [...]

Transfer Student Survival Guide

2020-06-11T15:18:09-05:00 Jun 11, 2020|Ambassadors, Transferring to SMU|

Preparing for your first year of college at a university isn’t easy, but I made the best decision of my life when I decided to do it twice. There aren’t many survival guides out there for transfer students and it’s probably because we’re just too busy making up for our “lost time” to put one [...]

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