Communication Center

"I attribute much of my success in school to the knowledge of and use of the Communication Center."—Sean Perkins.

"It’s amazing how much a visit to the Communication Center improves the students’ work."—Dr. Norm Hawker, professor of law

The Haworth College of Business Communication Center is a place where pre-business, professional-level B.B.A, MBA and M.S.A. students can go for help in strengthening and professionalizing oral, visual and written communication skills—for assignments, scholarship or graduate school applications, employment opportunities, or any other situation in which you want to stand out!

The services are provided at no cost to all Haworth College of Business students in the center, which is located in Rooms 3435 and 3445 of Schneider Hall.

How to get help

  1. First create an account in the online appointment system (if this is your first visit to the center).

  2. Next, schedule your appointment at Appointments are 30 minutes in length. If you are scheduling to practice a presentation longer than 10 minutes, consider scheduling two back-to-back appointments.

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What to bring with you (as relevant)

  • A clear idea of what you want to work on.
  • The course syllabus.
  • Assignment instructions.
  • Textbook.
  • Class notes relevant to the assignment.

  • A hard copy of any written work you want reviewed.
  • USB drive for a copy of the video of your practice presentation.

What to expect

The focus and result of your session depends on the stage of your message development process. Consultants are prepared to assist you with:

  • Conceptualizing or exploration of ideas.
  • Understanding of focus, purpose, audience, and voice.
  • Creative and critical thinking.
  • Information gathering.
  • Organization and content development.
  • Written and oral language skills.

Contact us

  • Location: 3445 Schneider Hall
  • Phone: (269) 387-6414

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About the center

Mission—The mission for the Haworth College of Business communication center at Western Michigan University, established in 2012,  is to advance undergraduate and graduate business students’ professional oral, written and visual communication skills through one-on-one or group consultant appointments, workshops and class instruction, and through partnerships with faculty and student professional organizations.

Vision—The Haworth College of Business communication center aspires to ensure that Haworth College of Business’ students are recognized as effective professional communicators in their classes but also by business professionals and recruiters, resulting in excellent employment opportunities and job placement rates.