What is the Dean’s Student Circle?

At the School of Communication, students are at the core of all we do. The Dean’s Student Circle (DSC) is an organization of student ambassadors who represent the School to prospective students, new students, and the University of Miami at large by participating in outreach and recruitment, leading tours, and assisting in orientations and panels. Members also share ideas and student feedback with School leadership.

The DSC also offers a guidance program which connects students within their first two semesters at the SoC with students who have ideally at least three semesters at the School.

The Dean’s Student Circle Guidance Program

The Dean’s Student Circle Guidance Program at the School of Communication helps students succeed by connecting students within their first two semesters at the SoC with students who have ideally at least three semesters at the School. This program equips new students with the resources and peer guidance needed to help them navigate the multiple facets of college life.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors must have at least 2 semesters completed in the School of Communication. In this role, members represent the School to prospective students, new students, and the UM community by participating in outreach and recruitment, leading tours, and assisting in orientation activities and panel discussions. They also share ideas and student feedback with School leadership.

DSC Guidance

DSC Guidance Members are Student Ambassadors who ideally have at least 3 semesters with the School of Communication. The ideal DSC Guidance Member has already completed an internship, devoted time to a University of Miami organization, and used the resources on campus. DSC Guidance Members are paired with new students who may not be familiar with all the opportunities available at UM.

Mentees

If you are new to the School of Communication, the DSC Guidance Program was designed with you in mind. As part of this program, you are paired with a DSC Guidance Member in one of your areas of study who will show you how to utilize the resources at UM and at the School to maximize your experience. This opportunity allows newer students to form developmental relationships that help them navigate the academic, professional, and practical realities of college life.

How to Join

Visit one of the links above to complete an online form. Complete applications include a resume, a letter of recommendation, and at least a 3.0 GPA in both the SoC and UM. Selected students will be asked to participate in a short interview.

All applicants must be in good standing and students in the School of Communication.

Responsibilities

  • New student transfer orientation activities (at the beginning of each semester)

  • Special Events (including, but not limited to: Open House, Family Weekend, Communication Week, guest speakers, panels, etc.)

  • Participate in outreach and recruitment

  • Giving a tour once a week or once every other week based on the student’s schedule/availability

  • Help the Admissions, Academic and Alumni Office during advising times

  • Assist in phone campaigns

  • Guidance of Freshmen

  • Peer Counseling

  • Help students as they look for internships or jobs, promote events

  • Must partake in at least one tour or one special event per semester

Current Ambassadors/DSC Guidance Member

Margaret Christovich

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Communication Honors—Website Development and Design

Minor: Art

Favorite Internship: Web Developer with UM Communications

Extracurricular Activities: Graphic Designer for Art for Kids, Web Developer with Orange Umbrella, UM Communications Web Team

Favorite Quote: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain

Ella Howard

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Music Business, Marketing

Rachel Schlow

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Major: Media Management

Minor: Public Relations

Favorite Internship: Publicis Groupe Internship Program: Project Manager at Razorfish Health

Extracurricular Activities: Delta Delta Delta, Orange Umbrella, PRSSA

Favorite Quote: “Be you, do you, for you.”

Savannah Steinberg

Hometown: Natick, MA

Major: Public Relations (Honors)

Minor: Business Law

Favorite Internship: Public Relations Intern at McNeil, Gray and Rice Strategic Communication

Extracurricular Activities: UMTV, School of Communication Honors Program, Tri Delta Sorority

Favorite Quote: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” -Abraham Lincoln

Treasure Wilson

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Minor: Political Science