Communication Studies

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Curriculum emphasizes ethical and philosophical relationships of the individual to society.

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SMU's award-winning debate program provides solid preparation for developing the student's voice.

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Access to outstanding hands-on experiences includes working the Republican and Democratic national conventions, consulting with boards of nonprofit organizations and participating in international travel programs.

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Students can network with executives from Dallas-area companies through SMU’s PRSSA chapter.

Internships

Dallas: Home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and global agencies

Internship connections

Communications Studies students, contact us to learn more about finding an internship:

Sandra Duhé
sduhe@smu.edu

Community members, contact us to learn more about finding an communications or public relations intern:

Rebecca Hewitt
rhewitt@smu.edu

Rigorous coursework combined with work experience gives SMU students a competitive edge upon graduation.  Communication Studies students apply during the summer prior to their senior year for internship credit and can work in corporate, nonprofit or government settings in Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York, Taos and London.  Dallas is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and global agencies, providing ample opportunities for internships with organizations including Southwest Airlines, Burson-Marsteller, PepsiCo, Dallas Cowboys, George W. Bush Presidential Center and GolinHarris.  Many students complete multiple internships over the course of their studies.

The Division of Communication Studies is proud of the hands-on learning opportunities that we provide to our students. Seniors and juniors (in the summer prior to their senior year) are eligible for an internship for credit. Non-credit experiential opportunities are also offered.

To find out more about student internship opportunities, contact:

Rebecca Hewitt
M.Sc.
rhewitt@smu.edu
214.768.1574

Corporate Partners and Job Posting

Communication Studies students benefit from the strong relationship between the division and industry professionals. Internships and real-world training are a significant part of the curriculum. These relationships become even more important as graduates enter the communications community and search for jobs.

The training received by our Communication Studies majors means that they are ready to make great contributions to the communications community upon graduation.

If your company would like to inquire about offering an internship, or if you would like to find out how to submit a job posting to us, please contact us at rhewitt@smu.edu.

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