Signature Programs

As a forward-thinking institution committed to bridging the gap between academia and industry, we are thrilled to extend an invitation to potential employer partners like you.

Our signature programs offer a unique opportunity for employers to engage with talented SMU students and alumni, fostering mutually beneficial relationships that drive professional development and career success. We invite you to explore our innovative initiatives and discover how your organization can join us in empowering the leaders of tomorrow and make a lasting impact on the professional landscape at SMU.

*The information on the page is for employers only. Students looking for information on how to apply and participate in these experience should view the Signature Events page.


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All Majors Career and Internship Fair

The Hegi Family Career Development Center hosts the SMU All Majors Career and Internship Fair in both the spring and fall semesters, early September and February respectively.

Board Fellows

The Board Fellows program was started in 2018. Beginning with this initial cohort, the SMU Board Fellows Program matches SMU undergraduate students with Dallas area nonprofit organizations after students complete a rigorous application and interview process. Serving as a Board Fellow sponsor provides you with the unique opportunity of allowing an undergraduate student to join your board as an ex officio member. Board Fellow terms match the SMU academic calendar running one academic year in length, September through May. For questions or to learn more about how to participate in the Board Fellows program, please contact Lauren Searway at

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Hegi Family Career Development Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Internship Program

We invite you to consider hosting an SMU intern during the summer! Designed for students with diverse identities, this program allows employers to submit internship position applications which will be recruited through various affinity groups on campus. Private and non-profit organizations may submit their internships through the DEI
Internship Program application, and the Hegi Family Career Development Center will match accepted internship positions with a qualified candidate. The Hegi Family Career Development has limited funding to assist non-profit organizations with internship funding. To learn more about the DEI Internship program please contact David Sommers at

Networking Towards the New Year and Mocktails with Mustangs

Networking Towards the New Year and Mocktails with Mustangs are annual networking receptions taking place in the Fall and Spring respectively for students to practice their networking skills with employer partners. By attending these networking receptions, employers gain the opportunity to assist potential interns and future employees with their networking skills while identifying students who fit your recruitment needs. To express your interest in attending at our next networking event please complete our Employer Engagement Form.


Resumania provides employers the opportunity to provide resume feedback to current SMU students. By providing resume feedback, students learn from industry professionals firsthand. Employers benefit from gaining an inside look into undergraduate talent and providing tips to increase candidate success. To receive more information regarding Resumania, please complete our Employer Engagement Form.

Mock Interviews

The Hegi Family Career Development Center hosts one Mock Interview Day each semester which allows undergraduate students to test their behavioral interview skills with current industry professionals. As an employer partner, we invite you to volunteer to provide meaningful and constructive feedback to our undergraduate students. To learn more about Mock Interviews and join our mailing list, please complete our Employer Engagement Form.

Site Visits

By hosting a site visit, you are volunteering to host students and share information about your organization, company culture, and office environment/tour. Our Employer Relations team will work one on one with you to coordinate an experience for students to learn and develop while working to meet your recruitment goals. To express interest in hosting a site visit, please complete our Employer Engagement Form.

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Employer Symposium

The Hegi Family Career Development Center Employer Symposium allows employer partners to learn and network with members of the Hegi Career Development Center through various panels, professional development sessions, and a networking reception. This event, usually hosted in June, kicks off the recruiting season and allows employer partners to hear about events and recruiting practices that have worked on SMUs campus to help them prepare for the upcoming on campus recruiting system. To join the employer symposium mailing list to learn more, we invite you to complete the Employer Engagement Form. We look forward to hosting you on campus this summer!