Community Outreach and Pre-College Programs

It’s never too early to start planning for the future. At Mesa, our Outreach team and Student Ambassadors are out in the community, hosting events, and visiting local high schools to give prospective students a taste of what college life at Mesa is all about. We are here to help you with your transition to college. Let’s get started!

The Outreach office will be closed Friday, May 24, 2024 to support with the San Diego Mesa College Commencement Ceremony. Congratulations class of 2024!

Plan a Campus Tour

Start envisioning your college experience at Mesa and explore our campus. Pass by the Appolliad Theater, stroll through the Geo Garden, or stop by Mesa Commons for lunch. There are so many sites to discover at your new home away from home.

Request a Campus Tour


Take a Virtual Campus Tour

Take College Classes in High School

Did you know you can take college classes at Mesa while you're still in high school? Through concurrent enrollment, you have the option to get ahead in your studies and start earning credits for your college degree or certificate. Jumpstart your college degree!
Learn more about taking college classes as a high school student

Receive Up to Two Years of Free Tuition with the San Diego Promise

If you are a recent high school graduate, you may be eligible to apply for the San Diego Promise, a two-year completion program that offers free tuition and specialized support to qualifying students.
Learn more about the Promise Program at Mesa

Attend an Outreach Event

Mesa's Outreach team hosts events and informational workshops throughout the academic year to get you ready to apply for college and answer the questions you may have about applying for financial aid, choosing a major, transferring, and receiving support at Mesa. We're here to support your journey!
Access the calendar to view our upcoming events


Outreach Ambassadors

The Outreach Ambassadors are a team of Mesa student leaders who foster a college-going culture on and off campus. Mesa's Outreach Ambassadors assist high school and Continuing Education students in their transition to college and work to support the community by providing student-centered services and events to all current and potential Mesa students.

Meet the Outreach Ambassadors

If you have a question about what Mesa has to offer or want to know what it's like to be a student at Mesa College, the Outreach Ambassadors are here to offer you guidance. You can leave a message for an Ambassador at 619-388-2230 or email them directly.

List of Outreach Ambassadors Coming Soon.

Our Outreach Ambassadors are often the first Mesa representatives that high school students and community members interact with. As college advocates and mentors, they can be found giving presentations at local high schools, attending community events, and answering questions about how to apply to college. They're here to support you.

Outreach Ambassadors 2024

Become an Outreach Ambassador

If you want to promote higher education, support Mesa college, and participate in outreach efforts, you should apply to be an Outreach Ambassador for an upcoming academic year. Student Ambassadors work 15-20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters and earn $22.31 per hour.

We begin the hiring process usually in March or April. 

OA Applications fpr 2024-2025 are now closed. Please check back regularly and follow us on Instagram (@sdmesaoutreach) for news on the next hiring cycle!

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Are You Eligible to Apply?

To be an Outreach Ambassador, you must:

  • Be a full-time Mesa College Student for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 terms
  • Enroll and complete at least 12 units each semester
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative)
  • Be available to work some nights and weekends
  • Be available to attend Friday meetings at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Have a California driver's license and a reliable vehicle
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S
  • Be culturally sensitive and able to promote diversity, equity, and student support

What Are the Responsibilities of an Outreach Ambassador?

  • Provide office support
  • Work closely with high school, middle school, and Continuing Education students
  • Provide one-on-one support to prospective students
  • Attend College and community fairs on Mesa's behalf
  • Provide campus tours
  • Participate in student panels
  • Assist Mesa College Departments
  • Work with community partners
  • Attend mandatory training during the summer
  • Attend weekly Friday meetings
  • Motivate community members and prospective students to pursue higher education

Complete the Outreach Ambassador Application
Ready to apply? If you are eligible, you may submit your completed application to the Mesa Outreach Office located in I4-101 or email the completed form to

Access the Outreach Ambassador Application