Alumni and Career Success

Introducing Meadows’ New Office of Alumni and Career Success

At Meadows, we’re intent on helping our graduates succeed. In partnership with SMU’s Hegi Family Career Development Center, the school has established a new Office of Alumni and Career Success that will offer resources, events, and programs to assist current and former students in building self-sustaining careers in the arts, media, design, and communications. This initiative will expand upon Meadows’ alumni outreach effort to facilitate connections through the SMU Meadows Network – a growing, global community of professionals who are invested in one another’s continued advancement.

See below to learn how you might get involved in this important project.

Get Involved

Stay connected with your alma mater by serving as a volunteer, attending events, or sharing news of your accomplishments.

Mentor Students
No matter where you live, you can help shape the careers of Meadows students by serving as a mentor. Volunteer opportunities may include reviewing a resume, speaking to a class, offering an internship or one-day job-shadowing session, or meeting virtually for an informational interview. Sign up to let us know what programs most interest you.

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Attend an Event
View the Meadows events calendar to register for virtual and in-person networking and event opportunities near you.

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Meet the Meadows 2050 Council
Established in 2019, the Meadows 2050 Council serves as the dean’s primary young alumni advisory group and is charged with shaping what the school will become by the year 2050.

Meadows 2050 Council members, fall 2022. Photo by Kim Leeson.

Keep Us Posted
Did you relocate recently or land an exciting new job? We want to hear from you! Update your contact information and tell us about your career achievements. Your story could be chosen to be featured on @smumeadows social channels.

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Access the SMU Meadows Network

In earning a diploma from Meadows, you become part of a global community of over 22,000 alumni – artists, collaborators, and communicators who can help you meet your career goals. Harness the power of the Meadows Network by exploring the following resources:

SMU Meadows School of the Arts Network on LinkedIn: A closed group of more than 2,000 alumni, students, faculty and staff that features job postings, alumni news, and school announcements. Administrative approval is required to join.

The SMU Network: Exclusive to SMU alumni and students, this platform allows members to search for professional contacts by geographic location, area of study, industry, and other key fields. Members are able to designate themselves as “willing to help” others with their careers, taking some of the guesswork out of networking efforts.

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Hire Meadows Alumni and Students

Looking to hire for position in the arts or communications? Contact us at to set up an account on SMU’s internal recruiting platform, Handshake, and to explore other ways to connect with current and former Meadows students.

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Alumni News


New Gallery by Olivia Smith ’11 Named One of the “Hottest” in NYC

Crislyn Fayson ’22 and Aysia Lane ’23
Film & Media Arts

#BlackAtSMU by co-directors Crislyn Fayson ’22 and Aysia Lane ’23 wins Best Student Film at the National Black Film Festival


Meadows Alumni Michelle Merrill ’06, ’12 and Andrey Ponochevny ’09 Join Faculty as Artists in Residence


Dylan Guerra ’16 Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons


Katie Hopsicker ’21 for CBNC: “9 tips to help you find your first job - and nail the interview”

Have a recent accomplishment to share?

Tell us about it! Your story could be chosen to be featured on @smumeadows social channels.

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