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, October 6 – Wednesday, November 26

SMU Connection Application Open

Monday, October 27 – Friday, November 7

Mandatory Student Orientations: Receive Access to Alumni Database

Monday, November 10

Match Deadline: All matches completed

Monday, November 10 – Wednesday, November 26

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

Monday, December 1 – Friday, December 5

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

Monday, December 15 – Thursday, January 15


Friday, January 23

SMU Connection Event: 12pm – 1pm

Reflections Due: Students submit 1 page reflection based on 7 questions in Orientation Handbook

The deadline has been extended to November 26th at 5pm.


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 has been EXTENDED to November 26th at 5:00 PM. 


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