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



Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 16

SMU Connection Application Open

Monday, October 26 – Friday, November 6

Mandatory Student Orientations: Receive Access to Alumni Database

Wednesday, November 11

Match Deadline: All matches completed

Wednesday, November 11 – Wednesday, November 18

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

Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4

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

Monday, December 14 – Thursday, January 14


Friday, January 22

SMU Connection Event: 12pm – 1pm

Reflections Due: Students submit reflection/survey form


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 October 16th at 5:00 PM.


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