The Arts and Sciences Ambassador Program (ASAP) gives current USD students the opportunity to bring future Coyotes to USD.
ASAP is an organization that prepares incoming Coyotes who have an interest in USD’s College of Arts and Sciences. ASAP is an ambassador program created by Derek Zomer, the Enrollment Advisor, to recruit students to join the College of Arts and Sciences.
“I wanted to start the Ambassador program because there is something valuable in having students help recruit future Coyotes,” Zomer said.
Zomer said ASAP works with different people on campus to be able to learn about what future students are interested in knowing.
“It’s great to talk to recruiters and faculty across campus,” Zomer said, “but students live and breathe the college experience so having actual A&S students at recruitment events helps give a particular narrative that I can’t give.”
ASAP focuses on what students think of the College of Arts and Sciences and how it will make them successful post-graduation, Zomer said.
“There is something valuable in learning about how the humanities, social sciences, math and sciences can all work together for a common goal,” Zomer said.
Zomer said the members of ASAP and himself want this organization to flourish. This organization is meant to help students find their path in the College of Arts and Sciences.
“My goals for ASAP are to make this a selective group of students thought out the 28 majors in the Arts & Sciences,” Zomer said.
On their instagram, ASAP is featuring students in the organization showing the diversity of majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Brooke Wiest is a senior communication sciences and disorders major and is a member in ASAP.
“I wanted to join ASAP because I want to get future Yotes excited to come to USD,” Wiest said. “I also joined to meet new people and create relationships with other students and faculty at USD.”
ASAP informs incoming students, Wiest said, about the variety of majors the College of Arts and Sciences offers and makes them feel welcome.
“It feels good knowing that I can impact someone to come to USD to continue their education,” Wiest said.