Alumni and Career Success

Coming this Fall: Meadows’ New Office of Alumni and Career Success

At Meadows, we’re intent on helping our graduates succeed. This fall, in partnership with SMU’s Hegi Family Career Development Center, the school will establish 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, communications, and design. 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.

Updates will be forthcoming. Meantime, 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.

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.

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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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Help Shape the Future of Arts Education

This fall, Meadows will participate in the 2022 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives and careers of arts alumni nationwide. Update your contact information to ensure you receive an invitation to take the survey.

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Hire Meadows Alumni and Students

Looking to hire for position in the arts or communications? Contact us at meadowscareer@smu.edu 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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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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