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5/1/23 Student Update

Hello Cambridge College Students,


This is the final week of classes for most of you, and we hope that you are finishing strong! If you need assistance with end of semester assignments or papers, it is not too late to reach out to a tutor. Cambridge College has many professional tutors available, and our Writing Tutors are here to help you with any assignment in any subject that requires writing. For information on how to access academic support, click here>>.


Dr. Michael Siegell, Professor and Program Chair in the School of Undergraduate Studies is inviting the College community to a fascinating presentation on “The Sacred Ritual Arts of Bali”, which describes ritual art practice in Balinese culture. It will be held this Friday, May 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join >>.

Please stay tuned for two more exciting events after the end of the term: our upcoming Student Achievement Awards night, scheduled for June 7th, and our Commencement Ceremony, which will be held on June 11th. Both events celebrate our students’ accomplishments, and we can’t wait to see you there! 


If you have time, please come join us for one of our workshops this week!


Writer's Workshop with Leah Barcan

Tuesday, May 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join the workshop >>

We’ll start with a short (10 min.) mini-lesson on how to become a better writer. For the rest of the block, I will be available to help with any writing-related work.


How to Research Companies & Industries

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Developing your skill at researching companies and industries can pay off in numerous ways. It can help you with your coursework, identify prospective employers, prepare for interviews, and research personal investments. CC Librarian Jeff Cronin will begin with a brief presentation about the different types of companies, e.g., publicly held and privately held. He will then discuss a variety of resources on the web and in databases at the Cambridge College Online Library that provide data and analysis for companies and industries. There will also be an opportunity for questions.


Proofreading and Finishing Strong with Leah Barcan

Wednesday, May 3, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join the workshop >>

Knowing how to proofread and edit a final paper or project ensures that you finish strong.


The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Thursday, May 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Make a great first impression! A bit of preparation will help you to maximize your time, feel confident, and make a good impression with employers. Attendees will be able to develop and practice their 30-second elevator pitch and learn how to develop and maintain a professional network.


Community Time

Thursday, May 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Community Time' is a monthly event and an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to spend an hour together to share their experiences and build a stronger CC community. Each 'Community Time' event will have a topic for discussion and provide an opportunity to share your story, as well as connect with peers and colleagues in a safe space. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. Please contact Vera Dimoplon at for more information about this event.


Reading for Understanding with Leah Barcan

Friday, April 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join the workshop >>

We’ll start with a short mini-lesson on how to become a better reader. For the rest of the block, I will be available to help you practice these skills on an assignment.


MTEL Workshop - English as a Second Language

Cambridge College will be offering an MTEL workshop for those who need to take the English as a Second Language test. Education instructor Maria Williams will be offering the following three-session workshop on Saturday mornings in May 2023:


Saturdays, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) via Zoom

  • Session 1: Basic linguistic and sociolinguistic concepts related to instruction, processes and stages of language acquisition, & ESL instructional approaches and best practices 
  • Session 2: Oral language instruction and assessment & reading comprehension and writing instruction and assessment
  • Session 3: Prepare an organized, developed analysis related to one or more of the following: foundations of second-language instruction; second-language and content learning.

CC MTEL support workshops are available to all current Cambridge College students for $75.


To Register for the MTEL Workshop

1. Sign up and complete $75 workshop payment - Click here>>

2. Email your payment receipt to 

3. Upon receipt, you will receive information about the workshop and Zoom access


English Conversation Group 

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

  • Every Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Santia Lindor. If you are interested, please register here>>.
  • Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.


Good luck finishing up the semester! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Remember that Cambridge College has many resources available to help you succeed.


Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team 



Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

Cambridge College 


Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614.

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