While we wish you the best Thanksgiving ever, it’s entirely possible seeing your family and friends, great food, and relaxing may not entirely make up for the Thanksgiving Disasters just waiting for you.
General workshop this Friday explains more
Join SMU Study Abroad at 4 p.m. this Friday, November 15th for a workshop on how to choose a study abroad location and secure the funds to cover your academic and cultural adventure. The workshop, called Abroad 101 will be held in Rm. 108 of the Blanton Building. Then at 7p Tuesday, Dr. Sandra Duhe will hold an information meeting to explain the SMU Communication Study Abroad program at Cockrell McIntosh, second floor.
Homecoming brought together multiple generations of SMU Mustangs to celebrate their alma mater. For CCPA majors and alumni alike, the weekend’s festivities started with the Owen Fine Arts Center renovation kickoff. To end the night, alumni caught up with college friends and professors at the CCPA alumni happy hour.
This week SMU CCPA students had the extraordinary opportunity to engage with key leaders in the communication industry including CCPA Advisory Board members, for two hours of power networking.
More than 35 students met with executives from corporate, agency, and non-profit organizations, gaining insight into careers in those fields. Some of the professionals onhand offered critiques on resumes and answered questions about student LinkedIn profiles.
Direct interaction with professionals in an informal environment is actually rare for many students. So this event was a rare opportunity to get important advice from successful communicators.
Everyone attending the CCPA Networking Event was impressed with the active engagement by the students and their inquisitive and thoughtful questions. Students wholeheartedly agreed that the event was an incredibly rewarding experience and that they learned a lot about the various companies and valued the opportunity to grow their networks.
We’ve been back to school for one day, and the relaxation we finally achieved over fall break is already fading. Cleaning out the inbox, opening the planner, and checking the syllabi has every student in a frenzy. If you are already counting down the 38 days until Thanksgiving, keep reading for places you can hide when stress levels spike and you need some alone time.