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Student Life

Brooke Adams

Director, Student Development

Development, Engagement, & Inclusion

Frost 224

413.552.2065 (Tel)

Student Ambassador & Mentorship Program

The Student Ambassador & Mentorship Program/SAMP offers leadership and professional development training and workshops to women, non-binary, and transgender students that prepare participants for leadership roles on and off-campus.

You are welcome to join SAMP as a Success Ambassador or a Success Scholar. SAMP Ambassadors and Scholars will participate in workshops, trainings, and social events that are aligned with the program's core values; leadership, professional development, and community. Additionally, SAMP Scholars are assigned a professional success coach and Success Ambassador that will provide supplemental support and guidance. 

Benefits: General Membership

All Success Ambassadors and Scholars will have access to the following:

  • An assigned professional success coach
  • Ongoing leadership and professional development opportunities (i.e. workshops, conferences, training, etc.)
  • Monthly social events, trips, and excursions
  • A sense of community 

Success Scholar Role:

HCC students who meet the eligibility requirements are automatically invited to be a Success Scholar. These students have access to exclusive workshops, trainings, mentorship, and social events hosted by the program. Each Scholar is assigned to a Success Ambassador and Success Coach who offer academic, professional, and personal support. If you would like to opt-out of this program please complete this form.

Success Ambassador Role:

Success Ambassadors act as a peer-mentor to a cohort of 20 Success Scholars. Each Ambassador is responsible for assisting with program communication and building community for their cohort. Ambassadors also receive 1:1 support from their Success Coach. Each Success Ambassador is matched with an on-campus internship where they act as an HCC Ambassador to that office. Here they set professional development goals and prepare for leadership roles on and off-campus. If you are interested in being considered for the Success Ambassador role, please this form

Success Ambassadors are required to attend a mandatory orientation at the beginning of each semester in order to participate. All trainings and professional development activities are paid.

Success Ambassador Compensation & Benefits

Success Ambassadors are paid at an hourly rate of $15/hour, can work up to 15 hours per week, and must be available to work a minimum of six hours per week.

Other benefits include:

  • CougarCash stipend to be used on HCC Campus
  • Access to your own technology and office space
  • Mentorship and practical work experience in higher education
  • Onboarding training and retreats
  • Regular SAMP support meetings
  • Success coach
  • Flexible work schedules 

Eligibility for SAMP Success Ambassadors

Eligibility for SAMP Success Scholars

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 and above (If your GPA is close to a 3.0, speak to us)
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credits
  • Earned a minimum of six credits
  • Available to women, non-binary and transgender students only      
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 1.75
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credits
  • Available to women, non-binary and transgender students only 

The Student Ambassador & Mentorship Program is funded by the Success Grant given by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  

Should you have any questions, please contact us at samp@hcc.edu.

Brooke Adams

Director, Student Development

Development, Engagement, & Inclusion

Frost 224

413.552.2065 (Tel)