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Schedule an appointment to: 

  • prepare a presentation (brainstorm, outline, research, visual aids)
  • rehesarse a speech
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  • practice a job interview
  • study for the MREST or a SCOM exam
  • get help with group communication 
  • address speech anxiety 
  • get help with data visualization and infographics
  • and MUCH, MUCH MORE. 

Have a quick or small question? 

       Do you have a quick question or need brief feedback? Consider emailing the Communication Center for feedback instead of making an appointment. We will respond to your question within 24 hours. Email jmucommcenter@gmail.com to get professional communication support from the comfort of your computer. 

Prepare for your appointment by:

  • knowing what you want to work on
  • bringing in any assignment or guidelines information
  • having already completed work with you
  • bringing the recommended materials for your specific appointment (see below). 

Consultations happen at the Student Success Center, room 1155 

Recommendations on what to bring to your specific appointment:

Brainstorm a topic:

  • Assignment description
  • Professor expectations
  • List of things that interest you

 Establish group roles & expectations:

  • Notebook and pen or pencil OR computer
  • All group members
  • Any assignment descriptions for the group    

 Improve outline:

  • Current Outline
  • Assignment Rubric
  • Example outlines from textbook or professor 

 Find research:

  • Notebook and pen or pencil OR computer
  • Project or assignment expectations you are working on
  • Any research you have located so far

 Improve PowerPoint / visual aid:

  • PowerPoint/visual aid
  • Outline, manuscript, or notes for your presentation
  • Folder of images, videos, or other files you want to include 

 Rehearse speech and receive feedback:

  • Materials for speech
  • Assignment or project expectations

 MREST test help:

  • Prior MREST scores (if applicable) 

 Data visualization:

  • Account information for infographic websites (if applicable)
  • Flash drive
  • Materials for data visualization
  • Notebook and pen or pencil OR computer

 Job interview:

  • Job Application/Job description
  • Notebook and pen or pencil OR computer
  • Your resume and cover letter

 SCOM 121/122/123 exam prep:

  • Textbook
  • Class notes
  • Exam study guide