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
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
by Hayley Reardon, president SMU PRSSA Richard Blazevich speaks to PRSSA Richard Blazevich, a corporate recruiter for PepsiCo, career coach and author, discussed all things job search at a recent PRSSA event. Blazevich detailed exactly what it takes for students to get past HR computers, interview and land the job they target. Blazevich is teaching an SMU GO (formerly CAPE) course on “Mastering the Job Search” in February on the main campus.
CCPA Student Fellows Helena Burns and Paget Smith, and SMU PRSSA president Hayley Reardon will take over the CCPA Instagram tonight 7-8 pm during the SMU Celebration of Lights. Visit CCPA_SMU on Instagram early as our CCPA students mingle in the crowd looking for fun and craziness, then stay for all the fun. Ho, Ho, Ho. At the Celebration of lights, there's singing and carols, hot cocoa, hot cider, and warm cookies. Then SMU President, Gerald Turner, reads the Christmas Story from his family Bible. Just a hint, brush up on your Silent Night. So bundle up, come and enjoy this favorite annual holiday event, sponsored by the SMU Student Foundation and add your Instagram and Snapchat posts. We'll be watching.
PRSSA has an exciting event tonight from 6-7pm at Armstrong Commons. The “Etiquette” event will feature a question and answer session with Dr. Kirk and PRSSA executive leaders who will share their tips and experiences with PRSSA members and Armstrong residents. Not only will you get the inside scoop from other students, but there will also be a hot drink bar! What: PRSSA Etiquette Event When: October 24th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Where: Armstrong Commons