Hegi Family Career Development Center

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CDAs are highly motivated, dependable, and personable students who engage in personal career development while working to engage the larger student body with the Hegi Family Career Center. CDAs make an impact by providing peer mentorship, serving as role-models of career development, creating student / employer networking opportunities, and educating students about the resources available for their career success. CDA events, panels, and services engage the SMU community with Hegi, strengthening communication and interaction between Hegi and the student body. 

Top 5 reasons YOU want to be a Career Development Ambassador:

  1. Connect with employers before anyone else 
  2. Enhance your leadership skills 
  3. Get a jump start on college internships and full-time jobs 
  4. Develop relationships with Hegi Career Center Staff 
  5. Become an expert in resume building, networking, and interviewing skills 

General Member Meetings Tuesdays at 5:00 PM, Hegi Career Center, Suite 200



Contact hegicareercenter@smu.edu


The 2014-2015 year marks many big accomplishments for CDAs. Beginning with excellent recruitment strategies, we received overwhelming interest in the organization, and doubled our size to approximately 40 members. Helping with Career Prep Day in the fall, CDAs took almost full responsibility for the event the following spring, proving the group’s competency in this area. Additionally, CDAs planned its first panel with 5 Marketing & Advertising professionals, which was received highly by students. Finally, CDAs pioneered their Coffee Chat concept, inviting employers to network with students in a casual setting.


Taking these many achievements into consideration, CDAs is poised to continue in its mission to promote career development while strengthening interaction between the student body and the career center. The organization is a Chartered Student Organization as of November 2015, and is actively planning  Resumania, coffee chats, and panels.