SOC Ambassadors pose for a photo during the SOC Academic Welcome (ice cream social) during Welcome Week. The SOC Ambassadors share their personal stories and insights about the School and what it is like to be a student at AU.
Who are the SOC Ambassadors?
The SOC Student Ambassadors are a select group of current undergraduate students in the School of Communication who work toward the recruitment of new students, assisting new students in the transition to AU and SOC, and creating community for current students. They support and promote SOC by serving on student panels to highlight the strengths of SOC, sitting in on prospective student meetings, and giving tours of SOC facilities to prospective students and families. SOC Ambassadors also plan and manage events and activities to help SOC students build community.
(1) To serve as a recruitment team, sharing personal experiences and insights with prospective SOC students;
(2) To serve as Peer Mentors for new SOC first year and transfer students, aiding in the successful transition to AU and SOC;
(3) To serve as a community building team, bringing together current students in the School of Communication.
Apply to be a SOC Ambassador
Recruitment for the SOC Ambassador team takes place once per year, during the fall semester. To apply during the next application cycle, print the application at the link below, and submit along with your resume and the names of two references to SOCambassadors@american.edu with the subject line "SOC Ambassador Application".
Being elected as a Senator for School of Communication
Transitioning into the Executive Cabinet as Director of Outreach and Recruitment in Student Government.
Being able to take communication courses in topics I actually was interested in and having amazing opportunity to witness incredible speakers.
Class of 2018
Majors: Broadcast Journalism and Spanish
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Favorite SOC Courses:
Understanding Media with Professor Christine Lawrence
Student staff assistant and graphic designer for the honors office
Best SOC Moments:
Getting to know Professor Lawrence, my first class SOC professor, during the fall 2014 semester was very rewarding. She was so helpful and really reassured me that I am in the right place. Since then she has become a mentor for me in both SOC and at the university as a whole.
Class of 2017
Majors: Public Relations & Strategic Communications and Sociology Hometown: Glen Rock, NJ