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".
Class of 2018, Film & Media Arts | Minors: Graphic Design & Anthropology
Favorite SOC Courses:
Visual Literacy, Digital Imaging, Photojournalism
Internship Experience: JWM Productions
Extracurricular Activities: Club Lacrosse, Club Field Hockey, AmLit, Phi Mu
Best SOC Moments: Getting the chance to see an advanced screening of AMC's TURN and meeting three of the cast members, hearing a National Geographic executive producer speak and show a teaser of Nat Geo's new shows in the Foreman Theater, and documenting Election Night 2016 in downtown DC with my photojournalism class!
Class of 2017, Journalism | Minor: Political Science
Favorite SOC Courses: How the News Media Shaped History, Sports Writing and Reporting, Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Media
Internship Experience: Correspondent for the Raleigh News and Observer USA Today Collegiate Correspondent
Extracurricular Activities: American University Varsity Swim Team, SOC Ambassadors, The Eagle
Best SOC Moments: Becoming an SOC Ambassador, covering a Washington Wizards game from the press box with Professor Don Markus, working with the staff at The Eagle to produce print editions each semester
Class of 2017, Public Communication and Spanish Translation
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Favorite SOC Courses:
Understanding Media, Writing for Communication
National Aquarium, Pennsylvania Family Institute
Student Government, React to Film, AU Social Media Club
Best SOC Moments:
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 was actually interested in and having amazing opportunity to witness incredible speakers.
Class of 2018, Broadcast Journalism and Spanish Studies
Favorite SOC Courses: Presidential Campaign: Inside the War Room and the Newsroom
Best SOC Moments: The awesome events and speakers that come to SOC, like Anita Hill, who came during my freshman year. Having all of my incredible professors that have made me realize my love and passion for what I'm studying.