Honors Program Ambassadors (HPA’s) are the official student representatives of the Baruch College Honors Program. As such, HPA’s are a select group of volunteers who assist in the process of admitting students into the BCHP by sharing their experiences as Honors students. HPA’s are characterized by their strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent academic records, and intimate knowledge of student life and academics at Baruch College.
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“As a junior at Baruch, I have had the privilege of experiencing Baruch’s diverse opportunities in New York City. It’s easy to feel academically and socially overwhelmed at a college with a city campus. The Honors Program has provided me guidance and knowledge to succeed. I joined the Ambassador Program to share my experiences with prospective students and connect these students to people, clubs, and communities that can provide value to one another. I am excited to speak about Baruch’s various programs and share resources with students looking for an enjoyable and successful college experience in New York City.” – Daniella
“At the beginning of my sophomore year I was looking for an opportunity to speak with potential new students, and also share the amazing information and resources I have learned about during my time in the honors program. The Honors Ambassador Program appealed to me because it is a way to reach future students and help them make the best college decision for them. Having graduated from a very small high school, transitioning to college felt overwhelming as it does for many people. My goal is to not only share the positive experiences of my time at Baruch and specifically the honors program, but also to ease common concerns and fears of what college can be like. Being able to share advice and information can hopefully help prospective students smoothly transition to their college experience.” –Tatiana
“I came to Baruch as a Macaulay honors scholar. At first, I was overwhelmed by the academic, service, and event requirements for the honors program. Now that I’m a senior and have fulfilled those requirements, I want to guide other students to ensure that they have a meaningful and fufilling college experience. I can’t wait to meet all of you! ” – Jun
“I decided to become an Honors Ambassador my sophomore year at Baruch. I wanted to join this program because I know how overwhelming the college selection process is, especially when studying an unpopular major. Before applying to colleges, I knew little about Macaulay or the CUNY system. I want to help other prospective students understand the advantages and resources that Macaulay has. It is important for students to weigh the pros and cons that come with attending any college. As an HPA, I hope to help prospective students make the best decision for their future.” – Kat
“I have always wanted to represent my college and becoming an HPA was the perfect opportunity. Being a honors student, allowed me to push myself and provided me with endless opportunities. I received close guidance through my professors and advisors that helped me smoothly transition into college. The supportive environment that welcomed me was part of the several benefits of being in the honors community. I hope to give back by sharing what Baruch and the Honors Program has to offer. It is an honor to become an ambassador and I look forward to guiding prospective students on their journey to college.” – Coco
“Being an honors student goes beyond academic rigor. It is what happens outside of the classroom that truly distinguishes us. Hence clubs, community service, sports, internships, and simply supporting peers were a big part of my high school career. The Honors Ambassador position appealed to me not only as a satisfier for my desire to be involved throughout college, but also as an opportunity to share my experiences with prospective students since I was in their shoes not too long ago. Living up to the term “honor” is demanding and challenging, yet insightful and rewarding. The Honors staff understands this, aiding each student on their journey to success. As a current sophomore, I am working towards living up to the granted “honors” status, and I encourage future students to do the same with me in the heart of New York City at Baruch College. ” – Napoli
“While working with high school seniors to ensure a smooth and easy transition to college, I noticed I would constantly tell my students about my experience at Baruch, and about all the perks of being in the Honors Program. Therefore, when I learnt of the opportunity to be an official Ambassador, I decided to take it. Many students are unaware of the opportunities and advantages at their fingertips, provided by both Baruch and the Honors Program. As such, I look forward to speaking with prospective and incoming students about all our urban campus has to offer. I am excited to break the stereotype of Baruch being only a business school, and to dissolve the intimidating stature of the Honors Program. I cannot wait to meet with these students and help them to see Baruch and the Honors Program are just the right fit for them.” – Alysia
“I decided to become an Honors Ambassador at Baruch because I understand the feelings many prospective students have when applying to college. I remember feeling extremely overwhelmed as a high school student with the college process, but recall great Baruch staff that helped me feel
comfortable at the environment at Baruch College. As a Macaulay Honors student, my experience is unique at Baruch and would love to share my own positive perspective to other students. I am currently a sophomore at Baruch, and love the advantages I have being an Honors student. I grew up in the suburbs of Long Island and always dreamed of attending school in the city. There are various resources Baruch has to offer, let alone having the city as my urban campus. I look forward to speaking to students and giving them the knowledge upon being a Baruch Bearcat. ” – Ilana
“I joined the Honors Ambassador Program during my sophomore year because I wanted to give back to the Baruch community, by providing prospective and current Baruch students the positive experiences I’ve had in my first two years of Baruch. Baruch has been and amazing and wonderful stepping stone to creating a strong foundation for my life/career and I am delighted that I get to share my knowledge and my own experiences. I also want to be as helpful as I can and be able to provide as much information as possible to prospective students and their parents about everything Baruch has to offer. Baruch is a fabulous college, and I have and still am enjoying the wonderful experiences that Baruch has to offer, and I can’t wait to share that with other incoming students!.” – Manvi
“When I was in high school, I put a great deal of energy and effort into finding the perfect college for me. Now that I am a sophomore, I am certain that Macaulay at Baruch was the right fit. I became an Honors Program Ambassador in order to advise younger students in the way that I sought out help during the college application process. An important component of my decision-making was ensuring that the school I chose had values that closely aligned with my own. I admire how Baruch is truly an engine of social mobility, offering a high-quality education at a low cost. While most universities primarily focus on making money, Baruch supports its students to ensure they obtain valuable life skills and connections that will help advance them in their careers as well as their personal lives. I could not speak of my college experience more highly, and I hope to encourage high school students to consider the same path that I chose.” – Paisley
“I decided to join the Honors Ambassador Program during my sophomore year because I wanted to give back to the Baruch Honors Program community by sharing all of my positive experiences. When I was a high school senior, I remember feeling extremely overwhelmed to make sure I was choosing the “right school,” which seemed like the most terrifying decision at the time. However, throughout the process, I was able to reach out to current Baruch students who were more than willing to take time to talk with me by sharing their experiences. To this day, I’m extremely grateful for each one of those students who advised me through the process. Through the Honors Ambassador Program, I love that I’m able to pay it forward and guide the next class of incoming students.” – Irene
“When I was applying to colleges, I went a little overboard creating multiple spreadsheets in an effort to find out which college was the right choice for me. Now that I’m at Baruch, I can safely say that I made the right choice and that the Honors Program Ambassadors played a key role. Choosing a college is more than purely academics, it also involves choosing an environment that will bring out the best in you. My brief glimpse into Baruch’s collegiate life was largely informed by ambassadors who have then gone on to become friends and mentors after I attended. They were representative of the great community we have here at Baruch and make the transition to a very large city feel cozy. I became an Honors Ambassador to give back to the community and I hope I will be able create moments of clarity for prospective students the same way that those before me have.” – Nikki
“As an honors student starting my sophomore year, I reflected upon my first year with much appreciation for the many opportunities and support I received. I was inspired to join the Baruch Honors Ambassadors program because of the level of comfort I felt after speaking to upperclassmen at info sessions and orientation last year and the support that followed afterwards. I also wanted to spread word about the way the Baruch Honors program pushes students to do well, strive for more challenges, and shoot far in coursework, extracurricular activities, and more. I was drawn to working closely with other students who were empowered and looking to further the vibrant culture that keeps us all connected. As my journey continues, I will cherish every new experience that comes my way, because it will have me looking forward to sharing them with prospective students who wish to do the same.” – Chaamy