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: , , , , , , , |

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 www.smu.edu/mcnairscholars.    

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

CCPA Stars Come Out to Shine

  [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”8″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow” gallery_width=”600″ gallery_height=”400″ cycle_effect=”fade” cycle_interval=”5″ show_thumbnail_link=”1″ thumbnail_link_text=”[Show thumbnails]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   On Tuesday, April 17, the Meadows Museum hosted the SMU Corporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA) division’s annual senior awards ceremony and, for the first time, official induction of new CCPA majors. This auspicious night serves as an opportunity for the CCPA faculty to recognize the graduating seniors who have become CCPA stars and made an impact on the Division. These students excelled during their work in classes, mustangconsulting, PRSSA, debate team, and earned a spot in the honors society, Kappa Tau Alpha, among many other accomplishments. The CCPA Stars come out to shine. CCPA faculty bid farewell to seniors and welcomed new majors, a fresh batch of students eager to begin their journey through the halls of Umphrey Lee. Founders of the new CCPA Young Alumni Advisory Board were present to lend their support to new majors and soon-to-be grads alike.

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