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The first SCAD Day of our 2012/2013 school year took place on Saturday,
The SCAD-Atlanta Student Ambassadors welcomed prospective
students and their families, as well as accompanied them all over campus to
wherever they needed to go. Ambassadors were stationed in key areas
including the DMC (Digital Media Center), ACA Sculpture Facility, and our
residence halls (ACA Residence Hall and Spring House), as well as all over
the main building, 1600 Peachtree ST, NW. There were shuttle tours
continuously throughout the day, with shuttles looping around all of our
buildings, including Ivy Hall!
A new concept was introduced this SCAD Day: instead of various workshops and
activities happening around campus, a “concierge” system was implemented.
With this system, prospective students would first check-in, and then they
were given their own customized list of places they could visit throughout
the day, based on their personal preferences and interests. Ambassadors
found this to be successful, and a different way for prospective students to
experience the campus, based on exactly what they were most interested in
seeing and doing.
This time we had an 88% participation rate and 100% NewBee Shadowing.
According to the post SCAD Day surveys from our ambassadors, they were all
satisfied with their assignments, the day’s schedule, as well as our brand
new teal ambassador shirts and backpacks!
After a long summer of being away from SCAD, all of the returning Student Ambassadors were excited to take part in the Leadership and Lemonade Fall recruitment on September 7th, 2012. What a great way to kick start the new school year!
Leadership and Lemonade invited incoming freshman, transfer and graduate students to travel up to 515C during orientation to introduce them to the SCAD Ambassador Program. While serving yummy fudge brownies and some fantastic lemonade to the students and their families (over 100 overall guests!), current Ambassadors had the chance to mingle with the NewBees, letting them in on their very own adventures here at SCAD.
After a brief presentation by our adviser, Jennifer Liu, and a select sampling of the ambassadors, everyone was invited to join in some icebreakers! Francesca led A Million Questions while Kelsey taught everyone how to make a proper Ninja “HIYAH!!” This sure did get the whole crowd in a fit of laughter, helping to ease the tension of pre-school jitters. Winners of both games got to snag some SCAD memorabilia!
We are all so excited to see who applies to our ambassador program for 2012-2013 fall recruitment. We have already handed out 50 applications, and are looking to hire a total of 15 new ambassadors of various majors and from various hometowns.
SCAD Atlanta Student Ambassadors did an excellent job interacting and implementing the Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The group had a record breaking 100% participation rate and this helped to ensure a successful event for all accepted students and their families.
Event Highlights included:
- Accepted Students Video Vox Populi: Accepted students were caught on tape discussing their thoughts and feelings of excitement when hearing they were accepted to SCAD Atlanta.
- Study Abroad with SCAD: Current students (Kelsey Maharrey) and staff shared their experiences at SCAD Lacoste (France) and SCAD Hong Kong.
- SCAD Parent and Alumni Perspectives: Families were invited to participate in a question and answer session with parents of current SCAD students and SCAD alumni.
- Departmental Workshop Demonstrations: Printmaking, Sculpture, and Television Producing faculty/students shared an insider view and hands-on demonstration of their artistic concepts and cutting-edge technology.
- Class of 2016 After Party: Accepted students celebrated with ambassadors with special giveaway items, demos, SCAD radio, photo booth, and an interactive dinner!
Special recognition to the following ambassadors/student representatives:
- Madalina Anton, for assisting with not one but two Ivy Hall shuttle and facility tours
- Momo, for providing a special one-on-one guided tour for a family that arrived after the actual event
- Brittani Bumb, for giving a special one-on-one guided tour of the fashion department and serving for the day as SCAD Day Ambassador Coordinator.
- Allie Jernigan, for getting 10+ accepted students to requesting information about Design your Day class sit-ins and ambassador conversation appointments
- Josh Same, for volunteering at the scholarship luncheon and all through the entire Accepted Students Day programming
Thanks to Carlos, Charlese, Allie, and Xiaoyan, we have these wonderful photographs! Some of the photographs were taken by SCAD Atlanta communications and event photographers.
The second week of my second quarter at SCAD-Atlanta is an experience I will never forget. My Introduction to Television professor asked the class for volunteers to participate in a 24 hour film race which was going to be held that weekend. I raised my hand along with two other classmates because we were the only ones available for that weekend. We were eager television students wanting to help our professor out any way that we could, but we really did not know what we were getting ourselves into.
The weekend of the race arrived and we were excited and nervous. The night of the competition we met in the television studio to receive the instructions and the item that all the entries had to incorporate. We received the message at exactly midnight the topic was love and the item that we had to incorporate was a name tag. Now it was go time, we spent that night setting up the studio and planning out how we would shoot the short film. We also had to checkout equipment, and buy props and food for our talent and crew. We slept maybe two hours in the television studio and got up to start shooting early that morning.
The shoot was very hectic, exciting, and tiring we ran into several setbacks but we figured them out like professionals would. I could not believe I was already producing a short film my second week of school; it was a dream come true. We spent the whole day shooting and editing the film and at midnight we raced to the site where the films had to be turned in. After we turned our film in, we felt accomplished, proud, and relieved.
Though we did not win the contest we were still very proud of ourselves because we stepped up to the plate and tried to make a film as Introduction to Television students in our second week of school. It was reward just being a part of the competition because I learned so much that day about shooting, editing, and production as a whole. That day was also rewarding because I met my college best friends spending that 24 hours with them and we have been inseparable ever since.
Interested in Television Producing at SCAD? Visit our website to learn about careers in television production.