Hegi Family Career Development Center

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Career and Internship Fair

Information for Employers

Career Fair The Hegi Family Career Development Center sponsors the Career Fair in both the spring and fall semesters.

This popular event is open to all undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni from the Dedman College, Cox School of Business, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, and Meadows School of the Arts. An estimated 600 participants are expected to attend. Most will be seeking a full-time position or internship.  Some students will be gathering general career information. The Fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet and recruit talented SMU students and recent graduates. We hope that you will find this event both enjoyable to attend and productive to your recruiting efforts.

Career Fair Information

Event Date & Location

Monday, February 24, 2014
12 p.m. to 4 p.m
Hughes Trigg Student Center Ballrooms

Important Deadlines


  • Registration will close on Friday, February 14th or when all spaces are filled. Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Last day of refund eligibility: Friday, February 14th
  • Preference will be given to those employers who pay registration by credit card or postmarked check is received by Friday, February 14th


  • Packages arrive no earlier than Monday, February 17th
  • Please email Jackie Walker to notify our office of package shipments
  • Packages shipped from SMU day following fair: Tuesday, February 25th

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Fair Agenda

  • Employer Setup: 10 - 11 AM
  • Lunch: 11 AM - Noon
  • Fair: Noon - 4:00 PM

lunch provided by         


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Registration Fees

The schedule of fees is based on employer categories, registration period, and special arrangements requested. Preference will be given to those organizations who pay with a credit card or mail a check postmarked by Friday, February 14, 2014

The registration fee includes attendance by 2 recruiters. Additional recruiters may be registered in advance for a $20 fee each. At the door, additional recruiters will be charged $100 each.

  • Standard Registration: $365
  • Nonprofit Rate: $165 (Governmental agency or nonprofit organization)
  • SMU Department: $65
  • Third-party Recruiters: $465 A limited number of third-party recruiters may attend. Please see the policy below, and then email Marva Aimes to register.

    Third-party recruiter - Career Fair registration/attendance policy

    1. Employer's registration is completed by the Career Center Staff
    2. Employer registration fee is $465 and employer may recruit both internally and for clients
    3. Employer will automatically be placed in the pre-function area of the fair
    4. Maximum number of vendors will be 4  

    revised 10/2012

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Registration Includes

  • Attendance by 2 recruiters. Additional recruiters may be registered in advance for a $20 fee each. At the door, additional recruiters will be charged $100 each.
  • A 6ft table with 3 feet of space behind it.
    • **If your display exceeds 6 feet in length or you have special requests, email Alicia Love to see if we can accommodate you. If we are not notified before the day of fair, an additional fee will be accessed.**
    • Note: Table location is determined by two factors: (1) date payment is received and (2) date of registration.
  • Two (2) chairs
  • Self parking on Bishop Boulevard 
  • Assistance with heavy materials
  • Lunch and beverages for recruiters

If you would like to request special arrangements for power or media equipment, please indicate this information on the online registration form.

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How To Register

Go to Career Events in MustangTRAK to register.

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Your invoice is available at the bottom of the Registration Submitted page in MustangTRAK.

Pay by Credit Card:

Pay by Check:

  • Make check payable to the Hegi Family Career Development Center. Send payment to:
    SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center
    ATTN: Marva Aimes
    PO. Box 750256
    Dallas, TX 75275-0256

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Cancellation Policy

Cancel a registration by sending an email to Marva Aimes in order to document your cancellation. Employers who cancel will be refunded in the amount of $275 for a Standard Registration and $90 for Nonprofits. No refunds after Friday, February 14, 2014

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Looking for more ways to advertise? Purchase an ad in the Daily Campus (the official student newspaper). We use several methods to help promote this event to students. They include advertisement of your position on our website with a direct link to your company website in addition to campus wide print and electronic advertising. 

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As we are anticipating having 200+ recruiters to attend, we would like to request that you bring no more than 3 representatives or 2 vehicles to help us manage the comfort level for all participants. In order to facilitate the self-parking process, we recommend that your company establish an SMU carpool.

Valet parking is no longer available for our fair. However, multiple locations have been secured for self-parking. A parking e-permit and campus map will be emailed to you after you have registered. Please print and display the e-permit on your dashboard to avoid any parking enforcement sanctions. Please use the campus map to help you locate the secured parking locations.

Parking Locations
To accommodate our new self-parking implementation, the following locations are available for your parking needs and have been pre-paid for by our office:

  • Bishop Blvd: Bishop Blvd. is located at the heart of campus. It can accommodate up to 120 vehicles. Once parked, head north up the Blvd. to Hughes-Trigg Student Center. A parking attendant will be located at the flagpole if you have any questions or concerns. Please be sure to display your e-permit on the dashboard of your vehicle. The parking attendant will have additional e-permits available if you do not have one.

  • Metered Spaces: Early bird employers can take advantage of the meters located on Binkley Avenue between Ownby Drive and Bishop Blvd. There are metered spaces along McFarlin Blvd as well. A parking attendant will be stationed at both locations if you have any questions or concerns. Please be sure to display your e-permit on the dashboard of your vehicle. We expect these spaces to fill quickly.
  • East Campus: Once Bishop Blvd. is filled, additional parking is available on SMU’s East Campus. This is located at the corner of SMU Blvd. and North Central Expressway. A shuttle will be available for pick up at this location, and will deposit riders at Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Shuttles will rotate at 10 minute intervals. Please be sure to display your e-permit on the dashboard of your vehicle.

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Shipping Materials Before and After the Event

Shipping Materials BEFORE the Event
We strongly encourage you to ship your supplies ahead of time. You may ship boxes, packages and display cases in advance, and we will deliver them to your table in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom on the morning of the event. Due to limited storage area, please schedule for your packages to arrive no earlier than Monday, February 17th. Receiving hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clearly mark your company name on each package and indicate the number of pieces you are shipping (e.g. 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.). Please email Jackie Walker to notify our office of package shipments.

Ship to:
Southern Methodist University
Hegi Family Career Development Center
Attn: Jackie Walker
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75205

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center cannot be held liable for damaged or missing boxes, displays, or any other packages that are shipped to the Fair.

Shipping Materials AFTER the Event
Shipping can be arranged for the return of your materials through any of the major carriers, FedEx, Airborne, UPS, at your company's expense. Please pack an extra air bill --which is pre-addressed with your account information to use for forwarding your case after the Career Fair. We will call couriers for pick-up the day following the event. If you will be using another courier service you must call and make prior arrangements for pickup of your materials. Items must be picked up in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event or in the SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the next day.

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Please contact Marva Aimes at maimes@smu.edu