Job: SMU Hiring for Director of Strategic Communications

The Director of Strategic Communications is responsible for developing plans and strategies related to the University.  Specifically, this person advises SMU leadership on sensitive and emergency issues areas ranging from brand reputation and freedom of speech to on-campus outages and events.  To learn more about the position and how to apply, please click here.

2019-03-26T17:15:36-05:00March 22, 2019|Categories: Alumni, CCPA, Jobs, Students|

McNair Scholars Program Accepting New Applicants!

    The McNair Scholars program is currently accepting new applicants!  This is a federally funded TRIO program that helps to prepare a diverse group of undergraduate students for graduate school through an intensive faculty-mentored research experience and career, financial, and academic counseling.  The priority deadline to submit applications is March 1st.      For eligibility requirements and additional information, click here or visit    

2019-02-22T16:37:49-05:00February 22, 2019|Categories: CCPA, Students|Tags: |

SMU Consult Your Community-Accepting Applications

    Consult Your Community is a national non-profit and the SMU chapter was started a year ago. Our goal is to connect driven college students with local businesses by giving students the opportunity to provide pro-bono consulting services to these local businesses. Details on the program and the application process can be found at For questions on the program, email [email protected]  

2019-02-18T20:09:00-05:00February 13, 2019|Categories: CCPA, Students|

CCPA Students Takeover Instagram for Celebration of Lights Tonight

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.  

2019-08-10T12:55:45-05:00November 26, 2018|Categories: CCPA, PRSSA, Students|

CCPA Alum Sana Merchant Named to Forbes 30-Under-30

Sana Merchant, a SMU CCPA 2011 graduate was named today to the Forbes 30-under-30 list for marketing and advertising.  Sana, 29 lives in Los Angeles and is the Senior Manager, Club Social Media Strategy for the NFL. While at SMU, she was a member of the KTA honors program and President of the SMU PRSSA chapter. 

2019-08-10T12:56:14-05:00November 15, 2018|Categories: Alumni, CCPA, Students|
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