Hegi Family Career Development Center

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.




Monday, September 26 – Friday, October 14

SMU Connection Application Open

Monday, October 24 – Monday, November 7

Mandatory Student Orientations: Receive Access to Alumni Database

Monday, October 24 – Wednesday, November 9

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

Monday, October 24 – Friday, November 11

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

Friday, November 11

Match Deadline: All matches completed

Monday, December 6* – Friday, January 20*

*Dependent on individual student exam schedule


Submit reflections

Friday, January 27

SMU Re-Connection Event: 12pm – 1pm

Drawing/survey due


SMU Connection Application