Corsair Connect

(previously Student Self-Service System)

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010 SMC will launch the new Student Portal – “Corsair Connect”.
Corsair Connect is the new name for the Student Self-Service System and so much MORE. By logging onto the Corsair Connect you can access:

  • your student records (Student Self-Service System),
  • SMC email (Google Mail),
  • eCompanion,
  • eCollege (online courses)
  • connect to campus resources
  • and get important announcement from the college.

Who Came up with Corsair Connect?

In Mid-December 2009, the College launched a naming contest asking students to submit creative name suggestions to replace the “Student Self-Service” name. The contest ended on February 26, 2010 with entries from 936 individual students, many of whom sent in multiple suggestions.

The Associated Students convened a committee of student leaders to review the entries and decide on a winner. The judging panel came up with Corsair Connect as the winning entry. The college provided a $150 gift card to the SMC bookstore as the prize for the student who came up with the winning name, but…three (3) different students all submitted Corsair Connect as one of their entries.

Through the generosity of the Associated Students, who matched the college’s prize by providing two additional gift cards, all three students who suggested Corsair Connect received their gift card and are being highlighted here.





Meet the creative minds
that came up with Corsair Connect

Ana Boyadzhyan
Ana is currently in her third year at SMC and is planning to transfer in the Fall, hopefully to either UCLA or USC. She is majoring in Anthropology and English. Her dream career would consist of traveling, conducting archeology digs, writing for scientific magazines related to Anthropology, and/or working at a museum. She plans to get a Bachelor's in Anthropology and a Master's in English.
Haley Kang
Haley is in her first year here at SMC and is a member of the Scholars Program. Her major is Communications and she plan to transfer to UC Berkeley by Fall 2011.
Tatia Lee
Tatia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from College of Charleston in So. Carolina in 2007.  She moved to Los Angeles after graduation and took a job as an executive assistnant to pay off her undergraduate loans and after two years finally "gathered the courage to follow a life-long dream of being a make-up artist." She is a student in SMC's Esthetiscian Program majoring in Cosmetology.  She began her studies at SMC in Spring 2010 and hopes to finish the 600-hour program by the end of summer.