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Presented to our office's executive board to review our first run of a one day externship program. Program explanation: Students were matched with alumni in their hometown over winter break and......

Presented to our office's executive board to review our first run of a one day externship program. Program explanation: Students were matched with alumni in their hometown over winter break and spent one day in their office.

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  • Prior – first year job shadowing program – much higherStudentsArt History, French, International Studies, Chemistry, English, Psychology, Spanish, Anthropology, Markets & Culture, Economics, SociologyAlumniMeadows – 9 (CCPA, Advertising, Journalism, Art History)Dedman – 7 (English, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, International Studies, PsychologyCox – 15 (Marketing, Accounting, Finance)
  • explorationMotivating/encouraging, had a successful first year, excited about summer and her internship, creates a track


  • 1. SMUConnectionUpdate05.16.13Allison Dupuis
  • 2. RecapFall Semester:OrientationSessionsMatchesConfirmedWinterBreak:ExternshipsSpringSemester:Reflections/Evaluations
  • 3. 13 Dedman students5 Lyle, 5 Meadows9 Cox, 1 Simmons9 FIRST YEARS,7 SOPHOMORES,10 JUNIORS, 7 SENIORSExternship: 33 Matches7 Dedman alumni1 Lyle, 9 Meadows 15 Cox, 1 Simmons
  • 4. Fundraiser, Seattle OperaExecutive Senior Partner, Lucas GroupVP – Accounting, Russell Stover CandiesArt Consultant – New OrleansAssociate, Goldman Sachs – NYCCopywriter at Fossil/Freelance Music CriticCEO, Standing Dog Interactive (Online Marketing)VP, CBRE – Dallas, TXDevelopment Manager, FC DallasAnesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital – Houston, TXElectrical Engineer, Texas InstrumentsAttorney/Owner, Private Law FirmInvestigative Producer, KXAS-NBCSpotlighted Professions and Companies:Houston · NYC · Seattle · Denver · Dallas · Chicago
  • 5. Samantha Allen, Sophomore, Management Science MajorMatch: Jeff Martin ‘03, Canon―I just wanted to say that it was amazing and words cannotdescribe how much I enjoyed the opportunity! The externshipexceeded my expectations; I thought it was going to beanother day at the office. I got to take a tour of the distributionwarehouse, which was a dream come true for someoneinterested in supply chain management like myself. I got tomeet with an HR employee, where I received valuable adviceabout interviews and human resources in general. I couldnthave asked for a better opportunity to advance myself furtherduring my time at SMU.‖Student’s Reflections
  • 6. Racquel Mooring, Junior, CCPAMatch: Jana Mathena ‘02 , Owner, Gameday Cloth―She explained the importance of networking and developingrelationships, while Scott encouraged me to take extra businessand financing classes to be more rounded as a future businessowner.‖―I felt like I could ask them anything and I still do. Both of themwould make excellent mentors. They also made me proud to be aMustang, to represent my school even after graduating, and toalways give back to the place that poured into you the most.‖
  • 7. Michael Iwuoha, First Year, Finance MajorMatch: Paul Panza ‘07 , Acquisitions Analyst at Westmount Realty Capital―This externship was big eye-opener for me. Before this, I thought realestate was boring and something I’d never want to do, but now I feel it’ssomething I’d be interested in.‖
  • 8. Laura Olson, First Year, Spanish and Pre-Business MajorMatch: Lisa Decker ’92, Headhunter, Lucas Group – Aurora, CO―To sum up my externship in one word would have to be—amazing. Inever really knew all that much about headhunting but after being withLisa for one day I know that this is something I am hoping to look intomore. I inquired if Lucas Group did internships for college students.They were very open to the idea of me working with them this summer afew days a week to see if this job could potentially be something I wantto do after graduation.‖
  • 9. StudentSurvey Results78% response rate
  • 10. 75% of studentsstrongly felt preparedfor the externship.70%of students agreed thatTHE EXTERNSHIP IMPACTEDTHEIR CAREER DECISIONS
  • 11. 95%PLAN ON STAYING INcontact with their alumni host74% will sign upFOR ANOTHER EXTERNSHIP100% would recommend theexternship to other SMU Students
  • 12. The Future…Updated Handbook – Highlight Success StoriesMustangTRAK – Mentoring Program SupportInstagram Your Office CampaignAttract more Dedman Alumni and StudentsWebinar for Alumni Extern VolunteersCareer Immersion Program* Bonus: SMU Magazine Article
  • 13. Questions?