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The College Coach Approach

All college employees are encouraged to participate as a Student Success Coach. A Success Coach is a college employee who chooses to participate in the SUCCESS@Seneca program. The Coach takes an active interest in the student’s college progress, has a willingness to assist students in exploring services that can improve their skills, and motivates them to successfully complete their college journey.

The aim of the Success Coach is to keep the students connected, on track, goal-oriented and motivated. The Coach can help students establish goals, anticipate and troubleshoot problems, encourage them to explore and connect with the appropriate college resources and people, and promote self-sufficiency. The main responsibility of the Success Coach is to stay connected with the student(s).

The SUCCESS@Seneca staff provide training, ongoing support, and on-line resources for all Success Coaches. The Coach meets with a student every two weeks for up to twenty minutes and completes a coach progress report following each session.

The opportunity to have regular and direct contact with students throughout the year, to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by college students, and to utilize their experience, leadership, and communication skills allows the College Coach to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their students.

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Submit your Coach Progress Report.