Student Success Manager
O’Brien Center for Student Success
M.Ed, Merrimack College
BBA, Northwood University
Samantha Medina is the Student Success Manager in the O’Brien Center for Student Success. In this position, Sam works to manage the message of the office, ensuring that all students are actively and continuously engaged and supported. She also supervises all student employees including the Career Peer Advisors, undergraduate interns, graduate interns and graduate fellow. Samantha oversees the online recruiting database, ensuring successful use by students, faculty, employers and career center staff. Additionally she coordinates all Center reporting and the annual First Destination Outcomes report highlighting the 9-month post-graduation success of each class. Samantha is passionate about working with students as they explore all facets of career preparation, and as they begin to transition from college to career.
Samantha graduated from Merrimack College with a Masters of Education in Higher Education. During the program, Samantha completed an internship with the O’Brien Center formerly the Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education, she also served as a fellow for Little Sprouts. Samantha has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Management from Northwood University. While at Northwood she served as a two term Student Government Association President, Event & Finance Director for the Auto Show of Palm Beach 2011, founding President of Business Professionals of America and Office Assistant for Residential Life.