February 2019

Welcome to the Spring semester! Whether you are a new or returning student, each semester provides a new opportunity to improve your skills and move closer to your personal goals. We are here to help you reach graduation, so remember to ask for help right away when you need it!

Reminder: A dream written down with a date, becomes a goal.

A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan
A plan backed by action becomes reality  — Anonymous

Have an excellent semester!
Theresa M. Bowse, Special Programs Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Student Success Seminars

All Invited! Seminars are free! Just drop in!

Thursday, February 21, 2–3pm
Lorusso Technology Room 203
How To Apply for a CCCC Foundation Scholarship

Need money for school? 
Each year the foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships to cur-rent, graduating and transferring students. Learn exactly how to apply online for several CCCC Foundation scholarships in this seminar, and get all your questions answered.

Facilitated by Josh Richards and  Judy Widger 
(Application deadline is March 8th)

Tuesday, March 5, 2–3pm
MM Wilkens Hall, Room 105
How To Write A Research Paper

How do I organize my thoughts and document my research? Style and doc-umentation will be discussed. Explore the utilization of resources and the organization of research paper writing.

Facilitated by Patricia Allen

Additional Session:
Wednesday, March 6, 2–3pm
MM Wilkens Hall, Room 106

Thursday, March 28, 2–3pm 
MM Wilkens Hall, Room 105
Job Search Stratagies and Interviewing Tips

Why are Boolean phrases and emo-tional intelligence important for to-day’s job search? Come find out in this hour long seminar fo-cused on job search and interviewing tips.

Facilitated by Stephanie Venancio

Thursday, April 18, 2–3pm
North Hall, Room 107
Coping With Stress

Stress – we all have it. The causes and intensities may vary, but stress is part of daily life. When stress is present your body and mind must attend to it in order to maintain balance. Join us as we discuss different types of stressors and simple techniques you can use to relieve stress as you are going through the semester.

Facilitated by Maura Weir

No need to pre-register! All seminars are open and free for students, faculty and staff.

National Non-Traditional Recognition Week

The Coaches & Mentors program celebrated National Non-Traditional Recognition Week during October this year. Working with other departments within the college, we highlighted the employment opportunities and the many  resources available here at the college to help you achieve your academic goals.

What is Non-Traditional Career Path for Women and Men?

he term Non-Traditional Careers refers to jobs that have been traditionally filled by one gender. The US Department of Labor defines Non-Traditional Occupations as occupations for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in each such occupation. When deciding on a career path it is important to consider all op-tions. So  don't limit your career options because you believe the job you want is meant for a person of a specific gender. The purpose of identifying Non-Traditional Career options is to provide access and foster interest in all professions.

Here is a list of just a few Non-Traditional Career options:

Women: Aviation Maintenance, Funeral Director, Architects, Firefighter, Optometrist, Scientist, Welders and many more!

Men: Administrative Support, Dental Assistant, Elementary & Middle School Teacher, Physical Therapist, Nurses and many more!

Please visit our office for more information about Non-Traditional by Gender Career options! Consider the Possibilities!

Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation

he Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation will  be awarding approximately $200,000 in scholarships to CCCC students. Students can apply online anytime, 24/7, February 14–March 8, 2019. Apply now!  Or go to the website:


Wondering how much it costs to live on your own? Confused about a career path? Want to explore various salaries and hiring trends? Don’t  know how your program translates into the working world?

The Career Advisor in the Coaches  & Mentors program can help you find the answers to these questions and more. By answering questions about yourself, you can connect to  occupations (or majors) that match your interests, skills, and employment preferences. Simply call, stop by, or e-mail to make an appointment:

Stephanie Venancio  
MM Wilkens Hall, Room 234

The Cape Cod Community College  Family Pantry

Available to all students, staff and faculty at 4C’s. Located in the lower level of the gym, room PE-G13.

Monday 9:30am–12:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00am–2:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00am–noon

All visits are confidential — bring Student I.D.
Phone: 774.330.4365

Free Academic Planner Book

Stop by Terri’s office in Wilkens Hall room 232 or see any C&M staff member to pick up your Coaches & Mentors 2018–2019 Scholastic Monthly Desk Planner. This excellent tool will help you plan your work and will take you to the end of August 2019.

Academic Support

Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center, staffed with Learning Specialists and Peer Tutors, is a place for students to find support and guidance for math work associated with Math classes as well as with Science, Business and Health Classes. Students may work with a tutor one-on-one or in small groups. The open format of the center provides a welcome atmosphere for learning together. Computer work space is also available for on-line learning.

Location: Science Building, Room 112
Phone: 774.330.4626

Reading and Writing Resource Center
The Reading and Writing Resource Center, staffed with Lea rning Specialists and Peer Tutors, offers drop-in tutoring for students looking for assistance in their writing and reading assignments as well as with MLA, APA and Chicago forms of documentation.  The Reading and Writing Resource Center is also a quiet work space for those in the process of writing papers.  Writers at all skill levels and at all stages of the writing process are welcome.

Location: MM Wilkens Hall, Room 108
Phone: 774.330.4526

Tutoring Center
he Tutoring Center offers one-on-one support in academic subjects across the curriculum: Science, Math, Accounting, Information Technology, Social Sciences, Business, English, Foreign Languages and more. The Center is staffed
with Professional Tutors and Peer Tutors. Appointments are either 25 or 55 minutes and can be made online, by phone or in person. Students are allowed one hour of tutoring per subject per week. Students can make and manage their own tutoring appointments online. Make your tutoring  appointment online or contact the center at 774.330.4352.

Location: MM Wilkens Hall, Room 111
Phone: 774.330.4352

Success Strategies

  • Complete your Financial Aid online annually (May 1 is the Priority Deadline)
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor every semester
  • Check your email daily
  • Take advantage of Tutoring Services
  • Consider summer courses to catch up or get ahead
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 to graduate