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About SOC Involvement

In the School of Communication, we are committed to creating involvement experiences that engage students through college transitions, traditions, leadership development, and community building opportunities. Involvement and integration both inside and outside of the classroom help you develop life skills that will bring you success during your collegiate career and into the future.   

In order to serve as a leader, you must have an honest understanding of who you are, what you know, and what you can do.  You must have a good understanding of human nature and have excellent interpersonal, communication and decision-making skills. You must learn to clarify your goals and hone the skills it takes to be a leader.  You must develop relationships with others, be aware of resources, and acquire academic skills for success.  

You can do this, and more, by getting involved.

Involvement Learning Outcomes

Upon successful INVOLVEMENT in the School of Communication, you will increase your ability:

To identify your strengths as well as techniques to utilize your strengths for leadership skill development and success during your collegiate career and future;

To obtain greater self-awareness through examination of skills, values, interests, and personality;

To critically evaluate information, both in and out of the classroom, in order to make valid, sound decisions on your own;

To develop a network of supportive SOC peers, faculty, and staff;

To identify the resources available to you within the University community and explore opportunities for connecting with the University community;

To understand how to be responsible and active in the career development process;

To be knowledgeable about career fields and academic programs;

To better understand yourself.

Meet the SOC Involvement Staff

Jill Heitzmann
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention
202-885-2038
jill@american.edu
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Megan Clark
SOC Ambassador Coordinator SOCambassadors@american.edu
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Get Involved

Not sure where to start? Complete the SOC involvement interest form for assistance designing your experience.

Interest Form