Carnegie Mellon University
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Become a Tartan Scholars Ambassador

The role of a Tartan Scholars 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 Scholars families, their Tartan Scholars mentors, and the Tartan Scholars staff; and fosters an environment which encompasses a successful academic and co-curricular first year experience. Tartan Scholars Ambassadors typically work 4-6 hours per week.

What does a Tartan Scholars Ambassador do?

Additional opportunities

  • 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



  1. Orientation
  2. Weekly shadowing
  3. Weekly reflection and connection
  4. Approx 3 hrs per week for 10 weeks

Application Process

All 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 training