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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“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
“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
“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
Hi everyone, I’m James, and I’m a senior majoring in Finance. My favorite part about the Honors Program is that it exposes you to things you’d never think you’d be interested in. It’s helped me appreciate more of the things around me, whether it be my community, art, or the amount of support that I receive from the Honors Program. Honors students get to take enriching classes, and combining that with the Baruch experience really sets you up well for the future. It’s great to be in the middle of New York City to build your professional network while also having access to a quality, affordable education. Speaking of networking, I’m going to shamelessly plug a club I’m in: the Baruch Wall Street Club. They bring in guest speakers from the financial services industry every week to talk about their experiences, making it a great way to connect with professionals. They also do a great job in exposing members to interesting topics in finance. If you’re looking to go into finance and are not sure where to start, I highly recommend jumping in a few meetings to get a taste of what finance is all about! I became an Honors Program Ambassador because I want to share my experiences with you so that you can take full advantage of the amazing opportunities here. I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you! – James
Emanuela Gallo is a senior at CUNY Baruch College as part of the Macaulay Honors Program. She is a double major in Political Science and Journalism & Creative Writing, with a minor in New York City studies. She joined the Honors Program Ambassador team to share her passion for Baruch and Macaulay’s many opportunities. Emanuela is very excited to reach out to prospective students and act as a guide during the transition out of high school. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Ticker, has experience working for the Pre-Law Society, Director of Peer Mentorship Program and also Fox News Media, Spring 2022 Digital Editorial Intern. She’s been awarded winner of Supporting First Generation College Students 2022 Writing & Art Contest, Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program 2021 Nonfiction Writing Contest as Third Place Winner, 2021 Edyth Becker Scholarship in Creative Writing, Harman Writer-In-Residence Program 2021 Song and Scene Writing Contest as First Place Winner, Harman Writer-In-Residence Program 2021 Jerome L. Schulman Memorial Poetry Contest as Second Place Winner, and a member of department of Journalism and the Writing Professions. -Emanuela
I am a senior at the Macaulay Honors College at Baruch college and am excited to have the privilege to be an Honors Program ambassador! I am an Ad Hoc major and an aspiring UX Designer. I have been working as an administrative assistant for the nonprofit Daf A Week since my freshman year and have been a Direct Service Provider for OHEL Bais Ezra for the past five years. During my Junior year, I had the opportunity to serve as the layout designer for a classroom workbook which is set to be published soon. I am an active volunteer for Chai Lifeline, an organization servicing children and families impacted by childhood illness. I have also volunteered for Birthright and had the opportunity to lead a trip to Israel this past summer. In addition to my other ongoing activities, I had the chance to be a summer intern for EQ Derivatives and Montefiore Hospital. – Sara
Reflecting on the time that I’ve spent at Baruch so far, I can say that I am proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish and to see the person that I am becoming. This has all been significantly shaped by my studies at the Marxe school, club life, and the supportive network I found within the Baruch Honors community. I applied to become a Baruch HPA because it’s a special role to represent two school communities rich in diversity, culture, and achievement. I truly believe in the many opportunities and resources that the Baruch Honors program has to offer to prospective students. I hope that others will take advantage of these opportunities and feel connected within this community to grow into the best version of themselves. – Victoria
“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.