Last summer Charity Miller interned with the prestigious Signature Theatre in New York City during their world-renowned August Wilson Series (“I had the time of my life!”) While in New York she assistant-directed an off-off Broadway new play called "Without." She also “taught praise dance to a few Harlemite girls of the Mustard Seed Ministries.” Charity is featured in an article in "Young Arts" magazine (winter 2006 edition, viewable at nfaa.artsawards.com). She says, “I've kept a journal of poetry that I am now editing for publishing. So we'll see what happens next!” This year Miller lives in the SMU Intercommunity Experience House in East Dallas, where she and her housemates tutor and mentor area children as neighbors as well as students learning about urban issues.
Kruti Patel is secretary of the Asian Council at SMU and has been a CONNECT mentor for the past three years. Also, Kruti reports that she is “a passionate and active member of The Stix, SMU's first Indian dance team, which is preparing to compete against nationally acclaimed teams this February 17 at SMU.” She has worked as a physician's scribe at an internal medicine group for two years and has benefited greatly from shadowing doctors in their work with patients.
Senior Lauren Ostergren has added valuable work experience to her education portfolio with several internships. In summer 2005, as an accounting intern at HBK Investments, LLP, ‘I learned about hedge fund managing and accounting from one of the largest hedge fund managers in the world (managing $11 billion in capital I believe).” Her internship was profiled (along with her summer studies in Oxford) on SMU’s Student Adventures website. In summer 2006 she was one of 33 interns at The Boston Consulting Group-North America. “I was excited and honored to work as a consultant with one of the top-tier and fastest growing management consulting companies worldwide! I worked on several projects directly alongside consultants with MBAs and company partners, doing in-home consumer research, market segmentation, and analysis.” She made presentations in Atlanta, Omaha, across Dallas-Fort Worth, and Washington, D.C. “Working out of the Dallas office, the second most productive/billable office of BCG in the world, was an even more special privilege!” The demanding job also came with many perks: a trip to Cancun, an intern weekend in Chicago, sports and social events, dinners and community service activities.
President’s Scholar Garrett Haake (left), a broadcast journalism
major, recently served as a production assistant when Fox News
shot a live newscast on campus as part of the news show’s 10th
anniversary celebration. With him is news anchor Martha MacCallum
and Gabe Travers, a Hunt Scholar at SMU, who also added to his
President’s Scholars Garrett Haake and Jessica Greim
joined sponsors Linda and Mitch Hart for dinner
at Stephen Pyle’s restaurant.
Senior theatre major Emily Loeb has
gone on safari in Tanzania and has taught
English, science, social studies, and the arts
to elementary students in Uganda.
Brian Albrecht, a senior English and
marketing major, co-founded the Cox
Entrepreneurship Organization, a student
network to promote enterprise ventures.
Senior journalism major Garrett Haake
national broadcasting experience as a 2006 summer
intern with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Willams
in New York City.