Two students are working on their writing skills with consultants at the WMU Haworth Communication Center.

Communication Center

Effective communication is one of the top 10 skills that employers look for when seeking new employees to hire. The WMU Haworth Communication Center is a place where pre-B.B.A., B.B.A., MBA, M.S.A. and M.S.F. students can go for help in strengthening and professionalizing oral, visual, digital and written communication skills. We provide assistance with assignments, scholarship applications, graduate school applications, employment opportunities, or any other situation in which you want to stand out! Consultations are offered virtually and in person.

The services are provided at no cost to Haworth College of Business students.

Communication center schedule 
Monday10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Please remember to cancel appointments if you are unable to attend. This will allow other students to take empty slots.

Have a question? Please contact the communication center director, Beth Ernst, by phone at (269) 387-6414 or via email.

Schedule an appointment

If this is your first visit to the center, you will need to create an account using the online appointment system.

After creating an account, you can schedule an appointment. Appointments are 30 minutes in length. If you are scheduling to practice a presentation longer than 10 minutes, consider booking two back-to-back appointments.

Beth Ernst, the director of the WMU Haworth Communication Center, is instructing students on punctuation.


"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.


What to bring with you (as relevant)

  • A printed copy of your draft.

  • Assignment instructions.

  • Textbook(s).

  • A course syllabus.

  • Any information that is relevant to the successful completion of the assignment.

  • A USB drive for a copy of the video of your practice presentation.

What to expect

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

  • Conceptualizing or exploration of ideas.

  • Understanding focus, purpose, audience and voice.

  • Creative and critical thinking.

  • Information gathering.

  • Organization and content development.

  • Written and oral language skills.


The mission of the WMU Haworth Communication Center, 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.


The WMU Haworth Communication Center aspires to ensure that business students are recognized as effective professional communicators in their classes and by business professionals and recruiters, resulting in excellent employment opportunities and job placement rates.

Communication Center

For more information or to speak with someone at the communication center, call (269) 387-6414. The center is located in Room 3445 of Schneider Hall.