Wishing everyone a wonderful last week of September! Students, if the job and internship search has snuck up on you, here are some events you can attend to get some networking in before the end of the month. Recent graduates and CCPA alumni, these are great for you to find new talent for your organizations or new opportunities for yourself! Scroll down to find this week’s DFW event that fits your career interests the most.
Public Relations is not just a major at SMU. CCPA takes Public Relations out into the field and helps you prepare for the real world with SMU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Whether you are in your first semester of CCPA or your last semester, you should join PRSSA today.
Interest Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10
A special Interest Meeting is set for 6p Tuesday, September 10 In Umphrey Lee Center Rm. 241
All students from Meadows communication divisions are invited to attend and learn more about PRSSA. Onhand will be leaders of SMU PRSSA, each responsible for a different aspect of the chapter.
This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about SMU PRSSA and get involved with the group. You can join SMU PRSSA now.
by Betsy Orton Chief Development Officer Mi Esuelita Preschool
As 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
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.
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