Do’s and Don’ts When Applying for Internships

by Betsy Orton Chief Development Officer Mi Esuelita PreschoolAs we approach the annual Career Fair hosted by SMU PRSSA, 4-6p, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom, tips and techniques for applying for internships are especially timely.Do’s When Applying for Internships The PRSSA Career Fair is a perfect place to meet potential employers 1. DO have someone read your resume and cover letter before you send it out. Seriously, give it to a teacher, a parent, a friend with better writing skills than you have. When I get a badly written resume and/or cover letter, I get so distracted by the mistakes that I don’t pay as much attention to the content. It doesn’t make me want to interview you; it makes me want to edit it in red and send it back to you.2. DO check what you’ve got on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other online presence. Just like you should be looking up my organization on the internet, we’re looking you up too. We understand that you’re in college and do fun things (we did those things too), but use some discretion on your posts and pictures.3. DO have writing samples available if you’re applying for a position that will require writing. When you send them along, think about the subject matter and relevance. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading your 20-page paper about the trials and tribulations of wildebeests

2019-02-25T09:38:55-05:00February 25, 2019|Categories: CCPA, Internships, Jobs, PRSSA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Spring 2019 Communication Arts Career Fair

Students meeting communication firms and agencies Still not sure what you’re doing after graduation? Or for that summer internship? Don’t sweat, come out and meet potential employers at the SMU Communication Arts Career Fair. What: Communication Arts Career Fair When: 4-6pm, Wednesday, February 27th Where: Hughes-Trigg Ballroom

Job: LDWW Hiring for Social Media Community Manager

      LDWW is looking for a Social Media Community Manager to support strategic development and execution for the agency’s suite of clients. This role will provide hands-on support for all social media efforts spanning owned, paid, and earned tactics. The right candidate is a self-starter, possesses an “extra-mile” attitude, puts team before self, and understands the distinction between brand and personal social media channels.   The candidate must be able to work collaboratively with the agency’s creative team to drive content that is engaging and forward-thinking in the social media space. Upon applying, please also provide a list of three brands you follow on social media, including one source of value and one area in need of improvement for each brand.  For more information and to apply,  click here.

2019-02-18T20:25:56-05:00February 15, 2019|Categories: CCPA, Jobs|

Job: Pierpont Communications Seeks Account Executive

      Pierpont Communications, Inc. is seeking an experienced public relations Account Executive with at least 2 – 5 years of communications/public relations background with some agency experience.  For more information, go to Please send cover letters and resumes to James Savage at [email protected]

2019-02-06T17:39:32-05:00February 2, 2019|Categories: CCPA, Jobs|

Job: Oncor is Hiring for a Senior Communications Advisor

    Oncor is currently looking for a Senior Communications Advisor to be the primary on-camera spokesperson.  This position leads the development of strategic media relations plans, strategy, and execution for the largest electric utility in Texas. It requires positive relationships and interaction with news media on corporate events and utility trends as well as developing corporate positioning on external affairs and other public affairs issues.  For more information and to apply, go to!/jobs/846

2019-02-06T17:43:52-05:00January 30, 2019|Categories: Alumni, CCPA, Jobs|
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