[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYS IN BACKGROUND. THIS MUSIC WILL REPEAT FOR ENTIRE VIDEO SOFTLY.]
[PANNED VIDEO SHOT OF ARIAL VIEW OF COLLEGE CAMPUS WITH TEXT “WELCOME TO MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE” OVERLAID]
[STEVE MINKLER APPEARS ON SCREEN. HE IS A WHITE MALE WITH GLASSES.]
STEVE: I'm Steve Minkler, Campus CEO of Middlesex Community College.
[VIDEO QUICKLY MOVES BETWEEN SEVERAL SCENES OF CAMPUS AND STUDENT LIFE, INCLUDING STUDENTS WORKING IN RECORDING STUDIO, GROUP LISTENING TO PROFESSOR, ARIAL SHOT OF BUILDINGS, TWO STUDENTS IN LAB COATS WORKING WITH MICROSCOPE, STUDENTS IN A VIDEO RECORDING SESSION, STUDENTS WALKING ON PATH OUTSIDE BETWEEN CLASSES, PLATT LIBRARY, STAFF MEMBER HELPING STUDENT IN COMPUTER LAB, HISTORY PROFESSOR STANDING IN FRONT OF CLASS AND TALKING, VETERINARY STUDENTS WORKING AT CLINIC WITH TEACHING DOCTOR, GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE SITTING IN BUSINESS MEETING, STUDENTS PRACTICING PHLEBOTOMY SKILLS ON DUMMY AND EACH OTHER, STUDENT PAINTING IN STUDIO, STUDENT LEARNING IN MANUFACTURING LAB, GROUP OF STUDENTS WORKING TOGETHER, STUDENT AND PROFESSOR CODING A ROBOT, CLASS IN COMPUTER LAB, GIRL LOOKING INTO MICROSCOPE, VIDEO LAB, GRADUATION CEREMONY, ARIAL SHOT OF PLATT HIGH SCHOOL, PANNED VIEW OF CAMPUS, STUDENTS GETTING TUTORED, VETERANS STANDING TOGETHER IN UNIFORMS ON CAMPUS, VET STUDENT LISTENING TO DOG’S HEARTBEAT, STUDENTS PREPARING EYEGLASSES, STUDENT MEETING WITH COUNSELOR, STUDENT MEETING WITH ENROLLMENT SERVICES STAFF, AND VARIOUS AWARD CEREMONIES]
Our college is a place where students are the center of everything we do. We're the perfect size for you if you want a college experience not far from home. Our students, faculty, and staff get to know one another as a true academic community, sort of like being part of a big family. Whether we're learning on our beautiful campus, our Meriden Center, or online, you'll find a warm and welcoming place where each and every student matters. At Middlesex you'll have a choice of over 70 academic programs. In general they fall into six clusters: Business and Hospitality, Health Careers, Humanities and Creative Arts, Manufacturing, Industrial and Technical Careers, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Public Service and STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In fact, you'll be one of over 80,000 students who have come to Middlesex since we first opened in the year of 1966. Tens of thousands have earned their degrees and certificates, continued their education to the bachelor's degree and beyond, and have led successful careers after life at Middlesex. We've been an important step in the journey for so many people. We are defined as "one community united in our mission to help students achieve their individual goals and become productive engaged global citizens." Students, maybe like you, often bring raw talent and uncertainty. You expect college to be a place where you can find your passion and prepare you for what the future holds in store for you. In exchange, we offer a nurturing environment where you can find faculty who are dedicated to being teachers first, student services professionals who are focused on your academic and career success, and an entire team of folks who keep the place running and the bills paid, and people like me, administrators, who defend the community college open-door. In short, community colleges, especially Middlesex Community College, can transform your life and, hey, don't just take it from me, here are a few students who can tell you about their experiences.
[YOUNG MAN WITH BROWN HAIR WHICH FALLS TO ONE SIDE, MUSTACHE, IN A ROOM. WHILE HE SPEAKS THERE ARE ALSO MANY SHOTS INCLUDING STUDENTS IN LOUNGE, STUDENTS WORKING ON COMPUTER TOGETHER, STUDENTS WALKING INTO ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER, AND BEING TUTORED, STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS WORKING TOGETHER ONE-ON-ONE]
YOUNG MAN: Hi, I'm Ethan. I'm a student at Middlesex and I'm studying mathematics. There's a great, supportive community at Middlesex and it's easy to get involved. I find that there's a lot of resources available. The Academic Success Center that I can go to and there's wonderful tutors there to help. The professor to student ratio is a massive help in academics. It's an incredibly supportive environment and I feel really happy and secure at having that.
[YOUNG WOMAN WITH SHOULDER LENGTH AUBURN HAIR SPEAKS IN FRONT OF WHITE WALL. WHILE SHE SPEAKS THERE ARE ALSO MANY SHOTS THAT INCLUDE STUDENTS HANGING OUT TOGETHER IN VARIOUS SPOTS ON CAMPUS]
Making friends at Middlesex I found to be extremely easy. I was very scared of that. I didn't know if people would like me fresh coming out of high school but the people I've met here are really open and they've really helped me along the way and I think you'll really enjoy it here.
[STEVE MINKLER BACK ON SCREEN TALKING TO CAMERA]
Welcome to Middlesex Community College. I look forward to seeing you on campus or online.
[ARIAL PAN OF CAMPUS]