Career Management Center

  • Student Resources

    The SMU Cox Career Management Center maintains a variety of resources for BBA and MS students. These resources include:

    • Our online job database,Handshake
    • A weekly e-newsletter, the BBA/MS Take 5
    • CareerLeader, a business career self-assessment tool
    • A variety of online resources that encourage students to find their best career paths

    To access these resources or to schedule a coaching appointment, please email or call the CMC at 214-768-1943.

    Handshake

    In Handshake, students can:

    • Update their user profiles so employers can contact them about applicable opportunities.
    • Actively search for current job postings and apply.
    • View a list of upcoming on-campus recruiting events and sign up.
    BBA and MS students are encouraged to utilize Handshake regularly to search for job postings and to sign up for on-campus recruiting events (SMU login required).

    The Take 5

    Students should be on the lookout for the CMC's weekly e-newsletter for BBA and MS students, the Take 5. The newsletter includes the most up-to-date information about on-campus interviews, job postings, and upcoming events.

    Career Coaching Appointments

    BBA and MS students are encouraged to meet with our career coaches to discuss career goals, develop interview skills, or for resume review.

    Documents

    The SMU Cox approved BBA/MS resume template is available here

    Cover letter guidelines can be found here.

    For more information about or to gain access to these resources, please email or call the CMC at 214-768-6227. 

    To order business cards on SMU's watermark stationery, go to smu.edu/stationery. Click on the student link, then select the Cox logo.

    Street of Walls provides training materials to help you land a Wall Street or other finance-based job. FREE access to prep resources (I-Bank, PE, and hedge fund interviews, financial modeling, resumes and much more) for SMU Cox students is available (must use SMU email address to create user account).

    CareerShift is a comprehensive resource to help you conduct and manage your job search. Search and store job postings, get inside contact information, create documents and email campaigns, keep notes and track follow-ups. Manage your job search all from one place.

    Glassdoor, an anonymous workplace community, offers a free inside look at over 235,000 companies. Research company info, identify salary expectations, and prepare for interviews with info contributed by company employees.

    Internships.com provides one of the largest internship databases available and allows students to research and connect with potential opportunities.

  • Alumni Career Services

    A business school is measured by the success of its alumni. Cox alumni from all programs are one of our most valuable assets. With your success in the marketplace, you help develop and increase the reputation of the Cox School of Business.

    In the SMU Cox Career Management Center, we are here to help, whether you want to transition to another industry or advance in your current career.

    Cox alumni are welcome to utilize our online job board Handshake to search for available opportunities. Accessing our job board is a two step process. Once you register for a student/alumni account on Handshake, please fill out this form to help us verify your academic records and approve your pending account. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email or call the CMC at 214-768-6227.

  • Employer Resources

    To help you find the most qualified candidates for your full-time, part-time, or internship position, we offer multiple recruiting options including online job postings, on-campus information sessions and interviews, and customized events to build brand awareness for your organization.

    Learn more about recruiting at SMU Cox

  • Virtual Meeting Support

    The Cox Career Management Center (CMC) is committed to supporting our employers and students in an environment in which in-person interviewing may not be feasible. We have a robust suite of tools and processes that enable our team to support your organization’s hiring practices in a virtual setting.

    Learn more about recruiting virtually at SMU Cox