About Us

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street, Suite126
Dallas, TX 75205
Mailing Address:
Hegi Family Career Development Center
P.O. Box 750256
Dallas, TX 75275
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm



The Hegi Family Career Development Center equips students and alumni to cultivate meaningful lives through career development, continuous learning, and professional growth. We provide relevant experiential learning opportunities for students to gain tangible skills that position them for professional success. Through these experiences, we empower students and alumni to find their passion and to navigate careers for a lifetime.

Our Pillars

Our Pillars are derived directly from our Hegi Family Career Development Center Mission Statement. These Pillars represent our purpose and guiding values for our Center and work in career development. Each of these dimensions create targets for the manner in which our Center will operate in order to achieve and maintain long-term success in the SMU and Dallas Communities.

  • Prepare

    Prepare students to navigate careers for a lifetime.

  • Equip

    Teach skills that position students for professional success.

  • Engage

    Provide relevant experimental learning opportunities.

  • Connect

    Cultivate meaningful lives through professional connections.

  • Democratize

    Empower all students to find their passion and purpose.

Our Services


Handshake was created to ensure that all college students have equal access to meaningful careers. Handshake is the number one way to find jobs and internships as well as professional development and employer engagement events on campus.

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Career Counseling Appointments

Counseling appointments are sessions designed to assist you in navigating your career journey. Students can schedule an appointment with peer mentors or career counselors virtually about career exploration, resume and cover letters, and more.

  • Login to Handshake
  • Click on "Career Center" at the top right corner and select "Appointments" in the drop-down menu
  • Choose to "Schedule a New Appointment" and select "Hegi Family Career Development Center"
  • Select the appointment type (resume/cover letter, job/internship, etc.), medium (email, video, phone) and time slot that works for you!
  • A career counselor will contact you via email to confirm the appointment and provide either a zoom link, phone number, or email address. 

Contact Other Career Centers on Campus

 Career Center Contact Email Student Population
Cox Career Management Center General Inquiries coxcareers@smu.edu
Cox School of Business students only
Hart Center for Engineering Leadership
Linda Parker
Director of Career
Lyle School of Engineering students only
SMU Guildhall Career Services
Lindsey McGonigle
Assistant Director of Career Services
Guildhall students only
Moody School of Graduate & Advanced Studies
Dr. Rob Pearson
Director of Graduate Career Development
and Postdoctoral Affairs
Graduate and Post Doc students only
Dedman School of Law
Mary Beth Nielsen
Director for Judicial Opportunities,
Recruiting and Events
Dedman Law students only