I had been a student at AUS for a few years prior to joining the Department of Mass Communications and I can honestly say no other department can compete with it. The best way to describe this department is "home." The professors and students are always there to help and support you with academic and non-academic issues; you are never left alone or lost. There are fun gatherings and useful events that everyone can partake in. An open door policy that goes all the way up past the heads to the deans themselves, and alumni who are willing to support new students at the drop of a hat. This is not just my major, not just another department, this is my family. If I fall, I have many hands to lift me up again.