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9/25/23 Student Update

Hello Cambridge College Students,


We hope that your fall semester is off to a good start!


This week’s student success tip is to encourage you to be curious. When you're genuinely curious about a subject, motivation comes naturally. Your enthusiasm becomes a driving force, making studying and learning an exciting adventure. Thus, don't hesitate to ask questions and seek answers. Your thirst for knowledge is your superpower, which will propel you towards academic success.


Mark your calendars and plan to join us at our Fall Virtual Resource Fair, which will be held on Wednesday, October 4th, 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. We will share more information about this event next week. In the meantime, please register for this event at VIRTUALRESOURCEFAIR2023 .


If you are taking courses in African American History, Organizational Leadership, Sociology, Ethics, Human Resources, Philosophy, Communication, Public Health, or a related field, we encourage you to apply for a $500 scholarship. Please click here>> for more information regarding who is eligible and how to apply.


VERY IMPORTANT: If you have health insurance and are taking classes in Massachusetts, 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, 2023For 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>>. If you are not sure how best to take advantage of our academic support services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Learning Specialist Leah Barcan at


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 Leah Barcan at Please note that laptops are available for pickup in Charlestown and Springfield and cannot be shipped.


Here is the list of this week’s workshops. Please come and join us!


APA Bootcamp

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

CC Librarian Jeff Cronin will cover the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition citation style. We will begin by covering APA basics, including how to format the most used sources for papers and the basics of in-text citations. We will conclude by covering resources you can use to help with APA. There will also be an opportunity for questions.


Resources for Success at Cambridge College

Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Cambridge College has many free resources to support students! Come learn about TutorMe, CC Tutors, Read & Write Gold, and Grammarly.


Effective Notetaking

Thursday, September 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Taking notes in your classes and during reading and research is one of the great tools for success in college and graduate school. It’s also not always easy or intuitive. During this workshop, I’ll present useful strategies and resources, answer questions, and let you know how you can get more support, should you want it.


Writing ATS (Applicant Tracking System) Friendly Resumés

Thursday, September 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

This webinar will introduce students to current best practices on how to effectively communicate their skills and fit for a job of their interest. The main benefit of using an ATS friendly resume is that it increases your chances of being seen by a hiring manager and getting a job interview! This is a webinar you will not want to miss!


Academic Writing with Joel Krikorian - Creating a Strong Thesis Statement

Saturday, September 30, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Academic writing has very particular structures and requirements. CC writing tutor Joel Krikorian will discuss the purpose and goals of academic writing, focusing on the thesis statement. A strong thesis statement is the backbone of an excellent academic essay, and this workshop will teach you how to create one. (Note: The requirements of academic writing can differ across countries. If you have done academic writing in another country, this workshop will be very helpful.) Joel’s workshops, focusing on academic writing and speaking, will be held every Saturday at 12 pm. Please email with any questions.


English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva

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 Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.  There will be no meeting on Thursday, September 28th.


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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