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9/19/22 Student Update

9/19/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update     


Hello Cambridge College Students:


We hope you are doing well and settling into the fall term. If you are new to the College or simply would like to learn more about the resources and services we offer to support you, consider attending our upcoming Resource Fair.


Fall 22-23 Virtual Resource Fair!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us at our Fall Virtual Resource Fair, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the many resources, offices, and services that are available to support you at Cambridge College. To learn more, click here>>. Register here>> to receive the Zoom link for this event.


Health Insurance Waivers

VERY IMPORTANT: If you are taking classes in Massachusetts and you currently have your own health insurance coverage, you will need to complete the health insurance waiver, so you are not charged for health insurance that you do not need. You must do this by September 30, 2022. For more information, visit this page>>.


Tutoring and Academic Support

Cambridge College has wonderful professional tutors available in reading, writing, math, statistics, accounting, technology, and MTEL support. This is a great resource for you, which is available free of charge. For information on how to make an appointment with a tutor, please see the information on the Tutorials Page on MyCC or click here>>.


Laptop Loan Program

Laptop computers are essential for student success. If you do not have a dedicated computer, we encourage you to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost, at



All registered CC students should have received an email with instructions for how to activate your Grammarly Premium account. If you did not receive the invitation, please contact Learning Specialist Leah Barcan at To read our Grammarly announcement and directions, click here>>. To access Grammarly support videos, click here>>.


We continue to offer weekly workshops and webinars. Please come join us!


How to Research Companies & Industries

Tuesday, September 20, 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. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you need any additional information, please contact Jeff Cronin at


Job Search Effectiveness

Wednesday, September 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Students will learn about traditional and non-traditional job searches and so much more! We can help you kick start your job search, talk to you about networking, or addressany other job search-related questions you might have. Even if you are not looking for a job, you are encouraged to attend to learn how to prepare for the future. This is a workshop you will not want to miss!


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>>.


Canvas Training Course

If you need Canvas training, you can take the self-guided Canvas training course. All students are automatically enrolled in the CST100: Canvas Student Training course. When you log into MyCC, go to the gray area left menu bar (Quick Links) where you will find a link to “Canvas.”  Click on that link for Canvas access. If you haven’t already accepted it, the top of the screen may display a message informing you of your enrollment in the CST100 Canvas Student Training. Click on “Accept” and you are ready to begin the course starting at the “Home” page. This Canvas course is self-guided, not timed, and contains the same material covered in the live monthly scheduled Zoom sessions. If you’d like to learn more about Canvas, you can access a video providing an overview here >>.  


Good luck with your coursework this term! 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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