Find a Job or Internship

To begin a job search, research and explore companies that align with your interests, values and professional preferences. Determine the type of company you may be interested in working for, then use the research to craft a customized resume and cover letter. Use these resources to find and apply for a job, internship or co-op.

Join Handshake

Handshake is SMU’s premier job search software. Use your SMU credentials to create a Handshake account and search for employment opportunities across campus and beyond. Once logged in, navigate to Career Center > Resources and visit these career resources accessible through Handshake: Big Interview, Interstride, GoinGlobal, Vault.


Create a LinkedIn profile to help manage your online professional resume. Build a personal brand by consistently updating your profile with current educational and professional information, and use the platform to build connections and discover employment opportunities.

Hart Center

Have questions? Schedule a career advising appointment at the Hart Center for help with resume review, company research, job-search strategies, interview practice, and decision assistance. Attend Hart Center events, like employer information sessions or the Engineering Connections Career Fair, to familiarize yourself with available opportunities.

Job Search Strategies

Finding employment opportunities can be as easy as a Google search. In addition to Handshake and LinkedIn, use other online resources like IndeedSimplyHired, or Glassdoor to explore employers, read company reviews, and find career advice.