On Being Ambassadors

Reflect on what it means to be a student. If your response is something along the lines of “to attend class, to engage, debate, and participate,” you’re merely scratching the surface. Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you unconsciously (or consciously) serve as a representative of the College. As students we may lack an official title, but the very fact that we are all members of the William and Mary community qualifies us as, in a way, agents of the institution (and in this case, agents of The School of Education). The William and Mary School of Education is our brand within a larger brand, and the day to display our brand, services, offerings, and who we are to the public is fast approaching. The annual Day for Prospective Students (or open house) takes place on October 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Matoaka Woods room. It is a day for reserved for those wishing to gain a better understanding about some of the programs and services we offer, in addition to being a fantastic opportunity to interact with students, faculty, and staff. So think about a few things this week: what it means to be student, and how you serve as a representative of the school.