All of our programs are currently delivered using Zoom Video Conferencing. We will return to conducting in-person sessions on campus in the future, in alignment with CMU’s posture on Covid-19.
Become aTartan Scholars Ambassador
Please note that our application season has ended until Spring 2022.
The role of a Tartan Scholar Ambassador is to support the cohort of first year Tartan Scholars students. Ambassadors focus on the program's mission to promote a sense of belonging; to support self-authorship; and to encourage growth mindset. Ambassadors provide peer support, assist with program development and execution, identify resources for academic support, serve as a liaison between each small group of students known as Tartan Scholar families, their Tartan Scholar mentors, and the Tartan Scholar staff; and fosters an environment which encompasses a successful academic and co-curricular first year experience. Tartan Scholar Ambassadors typically work 4-6 hours per week.
What does a Tartan Scholars Ambassador do?
- Our student staff can also work in projects for service, outreach, and research for the SASC office.
- Tartan Scholars also may have the opportunity to do office administrative work for the SASC office.
The benefits of being a Tartan Scholars Ambassador
- Develops leadership and interpersonal communication skills
- Developing career competencies that prepare you for successful transition into your future workplace
- Gain satisfaction from helping other students to succeed
- Paid campus position after training
- Flexible work schedule
- Currently enrolled CMU student
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Good organizational and time management skills
- A commitment to helping other students
- Satisfactory completion of training program
Components (all virtual)
- Weekly workshop/module
- Weekly shadowing
- Weekly reflection and connection
- Approx 3 hrs per week for 10 weeks
- Orientation to happen between finals ending and graduation (May)
- Week of May 24th - Week of August 2nd (10 weeks)
- One module/workshop a week
- Shadow experience
- Weekly reflections
- Monday, August 23rd - All-Staff kick-off meeting
- Welcome to fall semester - get to know Student Academic Success team
- Logistics coordinated centrally (paperwork and processes)
- Week of August 23rd- Program area training as determined by program coordinators
Application ProcessAll applicants will need to
- provide contact information of two (2) references*
- upload an unofficial academic record
Successful applicants will
- be contacted to schedule an interview
- commit to attend required trainings
- become paid peer learning support staff in the Fall after successfully completing the required trainings