Hegi Family Career Development Center at Southern Methodist University

SMU Connection One Day Externship Program

Want to spend a day with an SMU alum that has your dream job?

Because today's job market is constantly changing and competitive, students need to have a firm understanding of the world of work and an industry network before they graduate. The Hegi Family Career Development Center and the SMU Alumni Giving and Relations have teamed up to launch the One Day Externship program for SMU undergraduate students to provide the foundation for a successful job search.

                                   SMU CONNECTION: EXTERNSHIP TIMELINE



Wednesday, March 23 – Tuesday, April 5

SMU Connection Application Open

Wednesday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 13

Alumni Relations sends job shadow requests to 5 target cities

Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22

Mandatory Student Orientations

Friday, April 29

Match Deadline: All matches completed

Wednesday, April 20  – Friday, April 29

Student Introductions and Outreach to Alumni Host: Set up mutually convenient date

Monday, April 25 – Friday, April 29

Pre-Externship Check-In: Submit date of visit and 1 paragraph of research on host’s employer

Monday, May 9 – Tuesday, May 31


Friday, June 3


Reflections Due: Students submit reflection/survey



SMU Connection Application

Be thoughtful in your responses.  Alumni hosts will eventually receive your form responses.  Please upload a PDF or Word version of your resume.  Please include "Resume - Your Name" in the resume file name.  Application deadline is April 5th at 5:00 PM.


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