The Hugh Downs School undergraduate and graduate student organizations offer a fantastic way to get involved with campus life! The Hugh Downs School has an undergraduate student organization, The Association of Human Communication (AHC), and a graduate student organization, The Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA). They are a great way to make an impact on your campus life and community, develop new skills and meet friends with similar interests, and have fun!
The Association of Human Communication (AHC) is an undergraduate organization formed by and for Communication and Business Communication majors at Arizona State University. AHC was formed in 2006 by a small group of extraordinary students with the goal of bringing together students and faculty in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. AHC continually provides students with unique opportunities to explore the growing world of communication.
AHC focuses on three things - Communication, Careers and Community. Communication is the key to understanding what brings us all together. Communication and Business Communication degrees encompass a wide variety of occupations and AHC works as a bridge to help students see their potential and explore where they fit into the corporate world. AHC holds resume-building workshops, relay interview tips, and provide information about studying abroad as well as information about internship opportunities.
Another important focus of AHC is Community. The opportunity to give back to any community is paramount. AHC and the Communication Graduate Student Association have teamed up for an on-going community service project. Each semester the AHC team works to organize socials, give students the chance to interact with professors outside of the ridged classroom setting, and favorable conditions for making new friends with similar goals and interests.
The Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) fosters community among graduate students in The Hugh Downs School Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and any other ASU graduate student on any campus interested in the Communication discipline. The CGSA also promotes interest in the academic, professional, and social well-being of all organizations' members in an effort to prepare for post-graduate school careers. The organization also represents the graduate students' needs and wants concerning their experience in HDSHC, the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), the ASU administration, and other groups in the University and/or the local community.
The CGSA balances social, professional, fundraising and service events every academic year. Whether it's bowling, collecting clothing for homeless youth, or promoting professional events, the Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) knows how to stay active. With five officers and four liaisons, CGSA has worked hard to meet its goals of fostering community; promoting academic, professional and social wellbeing of graduate students; representing graduate student interests; and oh yeah, having lots of fun!