What are the SCAD Student Ambassadors?
“We are a group of dynamic student leaders, from various backgrounds and areas of study, and we are proud to call ourselves SCAD Bees! We are passionate about creating a positive and memorable first impression for all SCAD visitors.”
The SCAD Student Ambassador Program is a co-ed volunteer organization sponsored by the admission department for current SCAD students who feel enthusiastic about positively promoting the university through interaction with prospective students and their families. Student Ambassadors participate in a variety of programming that supports admission recruitment and public relations. Trained in various aspects of the admission process, they share SCAD’s colorful history and university resources.
Ambassadors develop valuable professional skills such as leadership, recruitment, public-relations, public-speaking, networking, team-building and event-planning skills through collaboration and program involvement. Best of all, Student Ambassadors have fun and make long lasting friendships beyond graduation!
The Student Ambassador program operates in Atlanta, Savannah, and Hong Kong.
ADMISSION EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Student Ambassadors assist with a wide variety of university events including SCAD Days, Accepted Student Days, Educator Weekends, Transfer Socials, the Scholarship Gala, Commencement, as well as at SCAD Signature Events such as the Savannah Film Festival and even special tours. In this capacity, student ambassadors have opportunities to network with V.I.P.
SCAD Day: SCAD Days are visitation days hosted by the admission department to welcome prospective students and their families. Participants tour the college and learn more about the admission process and student life at SCAD. During these events, SCAD Student Ambassadors guide thousands of guests on tours of SCAD’s various locations each year. Each tour takes visitors on a journey from the history of SCAD to current student life. Every SCAD Student Ambassador has a different tour guide style that reflects his or her spirited personality. Being able to showcase the university’s rich and vibrant spirit is truly what being an ambassador is all about!
DESIGN YOUR DAY: This program offers a unique opportunity for prospective students to attend class, have lunch, or correspond by e-mail, phone, or via skype with current SCAD Student Ambassadors. Through DYD, Student Ambassadors share valuable insight on their SCAD experience including university coursework, student life, housing, and much more.
HOMETOWN HEROES: SCAD Students are encouraged to visit their former high schools or colleges during SCAD breaks to share with their previous teachers and current students what they have accomplished at SCAD. This program allows students to get a taste of student leadership and become a “Hometown Hero” by representing the university with the guidance of ambassadors. Ambassadors coordinate recruitment, facilitate training sessions and provide hometown heroes with literature and SCAD giveaways for their class visits.
CALL-A-THONS & ONLINE CHATS: Student Ambassadors are trained in telephone etiquette, customer service, and admission policies. Student Ambassadors may volunteer to make phone calls to prospective students to answer general questions about admission, provide information about student life, and share exciting information about upcoming events such as SCAD Days.
Throughout the year, ambassadors assist with university and community events like The Buzz Bus and the Young at Art Program, among others! The SCAD Student Ambassadors are passionate about their causes and excited to be involved in strengthening the ties between SCAD and their local communities.
YOUNG AT ART: Young at Art is an outreach program dedicated to promoting creative careers in the local community. A team of SCAD Student Ambassadors inspire future artists by presenting art and design hands-on workshops or Career Day presentations at local elementary and middle schools. Students discuss art, design, and creative careers while conducting a hands-on workshop, portfolio presentation, and/or demonstrations.