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BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CENTER

The Business Communication Center, located in BE 347, offers assistance and tutoring in writing, oral communication, presentation preparation, library research, and document design software. Business students at any level, from first semester to graduate studies, may seek assistance from the Center. Our goal is to help students become effective, confident, and career-ready. We use interactive, cooperative learning techniques to meet each student’s needs. We also reach out to the WVU community of faculty, staff, and community partners by providing resources to enhance the practice of communication.

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Spring 2021 BCC Workshop Series

 Each semester the John Chambers College of Business and Economics Business Communication Center (BCC) offers a series of workshops for interested Chambers College community members on high-interest communication-related topics. Workshops are open to all faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students. Please join us to learn about these important issues related to workplace communication. 

Building and Presenting an Effective PowerPoint 

Wednesday, February 3 (10-11 a.m.) 

Presenter: Rebecca Johnston, Teaching Instructor

Location: Zoom. Register with Tynetta Johnson < trjohnson1@mail.wvu.edu> to receive the link.

PowerPoint remains ubiquitous in the classroom and the boardroom. Learn best practices for designing slides that support your message and delivering that message convincingly to your audience. 

Audience: faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students

An Introduction to Using Design Software to Build a Cohesive Personal Brand

Tuesday, February 9 (1-2 p.m.)

Location: Zoom

Presenters: Riley Clay and Allee McCardle, BCC Design Consultants

Join the BCC’s Design Consultants for a discussion of how you can use a variety of design software to create your own brand and apply it across your documents in both print and online locations. The consultants will provide an overview of several available design software programs (both free and paid) as well as discussing applications for personal branding. 

Audience: undergraduate and graduate students 

A Primer in Data Visualization with Tableau: Part I

Wednesday, February 17 (1:30-2:30 p.m.) 

Presenter: Jessica Vanderhoff, MLIS, WVU Business Librarian

Location: Zoom. Register here to receive the link: https://wvu.libcal.com/calendar/researchcommons/tableau

This workshop is designed to teach users new to Tableau how to prepare their data, navigate the Tableau Desktop interface, create basic visualizations (i.e. bar chart, heat map, etc.), and combine visualizations into a dashboard. Recommended for faculty, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in data visualization and storytelling. No prior Tableau experience needed. 

**Participants are strongly encouraged to request and download Tableau Desktop prior to the session. Students may request a free one-year license here and faculty here. A 14-day free trial is also available. Activation codes may take 5 to 7 days to receive. **

Audience: faculty, staff, graduate students, upper level undergraduate students

Working with Tableau: Part 2 

Wednesday, March 17 (1:30-2:30 p.m.) 

Location: Zoom. Register here to receive the link:  https://wvu.libcal.com/calendar/researchcommons/tableau2

Presenter: Jessica Vanderhoff, MLIS, WVU Business Librarian

**Participants are strongly encouraged to request and download Tableau Desktop prior to the session. Students may request a free one-year license  here and faculty  here. A  14-day free trial is also available. Activation codes may take 5 to 7 days to receive. **

Audience: faculty, staff, graduate students, upper level undergraduate students

Communication During Conflict: Principles for Successful Resolution

Friday, March 26 (12:30-1:30 p.m.) 

Presenter: Ed Tomlinson, Ph.D. 

Location: Zoom. Register with Tynetta Johnson   trjohnson1@mail.wvu.edu to receive the link.

Both workplace and interpersonal conflicts are inevitable in life. Learn strategies to successfully resolve both types of conflict so that all parties are satisfied with the outcome. 

Audience: faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students

Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement

Thursday, April 1 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Presenter: Beth Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Location: Zoom. Register with Tynetta Johnson < trjohnson1@mail.wvu.edu> to receive the link.

Learn the components of effective teaching statements for use on the academic job market. This workshop will include several examples and an explanation of best practices for this special genre. 

Audience: Doctoral students

Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement

Thursday, April 1 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Presenter: Beth Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Location: Zoom. Register with Tynetta Johnson  trjohnson1@mail.wvu.edu to receive the link.

Learn the components of effective teaching statements for use on the academic job market. This workshop will include several examples and an explanation of best practices for this special genre. 

Audience: Doctoral students

 Located in Room 347 B&E
Monday – Thursday 9:30-5:00, Friday 9:30-2:00
or call 304-293-9289

MEET OUR STAFF

Tomlinson

Elizabeth Tomlinson

Director

Elizabeth Tomlinson, Ph.D. is the director of the Business Communication Center. She is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Marketing Department, and has worked at WVU since 2011. She specializes in teaching and researching business communication related topics, and particularly enjoys working with students on projects involving business clients from the community. She earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University, an MA from John Carroll University, and a Bachelors of Arts from The College of Wooster. 

Ty Johnson

Tynetta Johnson

Program Coordinator 

Tynetta serves as a Program coordinator for the Business Learning Resource Center and Business Communication Center. She has been working for the University for 4 years. In this role she work with students, faculty and staff. She manages the budgets, and procedures to ensure the implementation and success of both centers. Tynetta assist in coordinating the Neidermeyer Scholars Program and handles all of the day to day operations as well as coordinate their schedules.

Clark

Camaryn Clark

Tutor

My name is Camaryn Clark and I am from Roanoke, Virginia. I am a Junior in the Global Supply Chain Management major with a minor in Business and Data Analytics. This will be my fourth semester working in the BCC and I am excited to help my peers master the skills of business communication.

McCArdle

Allee McCardle

Tutor

My name is Allee McCardle. I’m a senior on track to graduate in May 2021 hoping to pursue a career in professional sales, as I just finished an internship with ALKU Government Solutions. I have a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with an area of emphasis in Professional Sales. This is my second year working for the BCC and I am so excited to be back and to continue to help my peers in the Chambers College.

clay

Riley Clay

Tutor

My name is Riley Clay. I graduated from WVU undergrad in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I majored in Marketing with an Area of Emphasis in Digital Marketing Promotions and a minor in Political Science. I am currently receiving my Master's degree in Digital Marketing Communications through the Reed College of Media and am looking forward to working in the BCC for the second year in a row. Aside from being a tutor this fall, I am also one of the design consultants for the college as well as the graduate assistant for the spring semester.

Klass

Patrick Klaas

Tutor

My name is Patrick Klaas and I am currently a senior here at West Virginia University. My major is Economics with a minor in Business Data Analytics. I can’t wait to get started working with you all and have a great semester! Let's Go Mountaineers!

Alexandra Love

Alexandra Love

Tutor

My name is Alexandra Love and I hail from Morgantown, WV. I am a sophomore from the Management Information Systems major with a minor in Business Data Analytics. I am also involved with the new Chamber’s Peer Mentorship Program. I look forward to working with students in the BCC this year!

Casey Clements

Casey Clements

Tutor

My name is Casey Clements and I am a Junior at WVU from Severna Park, Maryland. I am currently pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems with minors in Data Analytics and Marketing. This is my first year as a BCC consultant and I am excited to have the opportunity to help my peers improve their communication skills.

Drew Case

Drew Case

Tutor

My name is Drew Case, and I am a Junior in the Accounting Program here at WVU. I took BCOR 299 last spring and I hope to help all of you learn, grow, and succeed in your class this year!

Madison McCall

Madison McCall

Tutor

My name is Madison McCall. I am a senior at WVU majoring in Marketing and minoring in Advertising. I am planning to attend grad school after this year.

Adobe Workshop Schedule

SPRING 2020 | B&E ROOM 347
ALL SESSIONS ARE ON MONDAYS FROM 5-5:30PM

January 27 - Intro to Photoshop & Illustrator

February 3 - Intro to Photoshop & Illustrator

February 10 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

February 17 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

February 24 - Creating an Ad Using Adobe

March 2 - Intro to Photoshop & Illustrator

March 9 - Designing a Logo with Illustrator

March 23Open Lab for Assignments/Help

March 30 - Designing a Logo with Illustrator

April 6 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

April 13 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

April 20 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

April 27 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help