The Associated Students for Career Orientation in Telecommunication (ASCOT) was established in 1983 in the Department of Telecommunication, College of Communication Arts & Sciences of Michigan State University at East Lansing Michigan, U.S.A. and has, in various modes, remained in operation to the present.
On the evening of October 1, 2015, ASCOT took on many changes. Those changes included a complete renovation of the brand and how its student members are to be recognized. ASCOT now stands for Associated Students for Career Orientation in Technology. Its new purpose is to provide the knowledge base necessary for a Media and Information student to acquire a position in a technology-related field.
The purpose of Associated Students for Career Orientation in Technology (ASCOT) is to establish and maintain an organization that supplies the knowledge base necessary for a Media and Information student to acquire a position in a technology-related field.
ASCOT is to explore, identify, accumulate, and disseminate material, data, and related information through exhibitions, programs and events on the career develop and job placement opportunities of the technology field.
ASCOT is to form and maintain relationships with professional associations, alumni, firms, organizations, industries and the diverse entities of the media and information field that currently exist and those that shall emerge.
ASCOT is dedicated to help students understand that the best way to help themselves is to help others.
ASCOT is established to be a necessary adjunct co-curricular activity to academic and professional education and training in media, information technology and related fields.