MWCC THRIVE Center and ACT Center

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What is the Difference?

The THRIVE Center is a newly added area to Mount Wachusett Community College that provides support for students. While the Academic Advising, Career, and Transfer office (ACT) also provides students with support, there are a few key differences. In this article, we will break down those differences and help you determine which area to contact. 

The Academic Advising, Career, and Transfer Office

The Academic Advising, Career, and Transfer office provide you with guidance and support when it comes to your academics and future after you graduate from MWCC.

The Academic Advising Services Include:

  • Keeping you on track with your program requirements
  • Helping you navigate college policies and procedures
  • Helping you identify college resources and support
  • Supporting you in your academic success

The Career Advising team services cover both career planning and placement. They work with you to help prepare you for employment and connect you with job openings.

The Transfer Advising team assists and guides you through your educational planning if your goal is to transfer to a 4-year college or university.

The THRIVE Center

The THRIVE Center is essentially your personal care team at the Mount. If you are facing a challenge in your personal life that is getting in the way of your academic goals the THRIVE Center is the place to seek help. Additionally, the THRIVE team helps you if you are on academic probation or have satisfactory academic progress (SAP) issues.

Additionally, the THRIVE Center works with you and faculty, financial aid and the Dean of Students to identify, and support you with extra help to:

  • Keep you on track with your program requirements
  • Help you navigate college life
  • Help you identify college resources and support
  • Support you in your academic success

Essentially, the main difference between the ACT and THRIVE teams is in how many and what kind of challenges you find yourself with. If you have multiple issues, academically and/or personally, contact the THRIVE Center. If you are in need of extra support in your education or advice on your career goals, then the ACT Center is your go-to.

If you or someone you know needs academic support, please reach out– we are always here to help you succeed!

THRIVE Center: (978) 630-9327 | THRIVE@mwcc.mass.edu

Advising: (978) 630-9109  |  advisor@mwcc.mass.edu

Career: (978) 630-9325  | cespinosafeliz@mwcc.mass.edu

Transfer: (978) 630-9109  |  transferadvisor@mwcc.mass.edu