Success Coaching

What is success coaching?

Success coaching is a personalized service to promote progression towards your desired outcomes.

CMASS Coaches use a holistic, intersectional and strength based approach in supporting undergraduate Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), first-generation, low- income students, foster youth, and any student seeking to thrive in their college experience (i.e. personal, social, co-curricular and academic interests). 

What are the benefits of partnering with a coach?

  • Advocacy
  • Develop goal setting techniques
  • Develop organizational and time management skills
  • Promote success in college
  • Learn about cultural programs
  • Connection to campus resources
  • Motivational support
  • Identify your strengths
  • Support during transition to/from the university

What students say about success coaching?
“A success coach is there to aid you and check in with your regular about goal and help prioritize so you can manage your goals (homework, projects, overall grade, on campus engagement). 
Success coaches help students find the resources that they need, they are also someone who can hold a student accountable for the goals that they set.”

[Coaches] have the role to ask questions that make the student assess themselves …”


How can I partner with a success coach?
Your success coach is a member of your Success Team on NAVIGATE.   If you don’t have a success coach and would like to work with one ask your academic advisor for a referral or make the request yourself by emailing cmass@umass.edu.