The SMU Connection program represents a collaborative effort between alumni, students, the Office of Alumni Engagement, and the Hegi Family Career Development Center. SMU students are anxious to make connections with alumni as they look to jumpstart their career. Alumni volunteers are needed to share their experience, insight and expertise with students and encourage them to utilize their Mustang connections around the world.
Host an Externship
Participate in a one-day externship during the student’s winter break. Similar to job shadowing.
Provide Career Support
Participate in on-campus student career day events, or serve as a general career resource for students.
Ask for us to help you recruit SMU student interns.
During every academic break, including Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, groups of students, student leaders, and faculty/staff travel to communities in need to perform volunteer service. You can assist these students by:
Continuing Professional Education (CAPE) Alumni Instructors
Teach an informal course through CAPE.
Time commitment varies depending on student participation, your location, and the number of opportunities in which you enroll. If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area you will have the opportunity to attend on-campus events as well.
Applying is easy! Just fill out our interest form, and someone from Alumni Relations will contact you.