The Business Communication Center
The Business Communication Center, located in McColl 2125, is a school-wide resource serving Undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, MAC, and Ph.D. students. Directed by Courtney Wright and staffed by second-year MBA students, the Center offers free one-on-one and group consultations and workshops that address both written and spoken communication. The Center provides:
- Assistance in planning and drafting papers or reports
- Suggestions to polish oral presentation skills
- Feedback to strengthen PowerPoint slide designs
- Practice in mock interview skills
- Advice on effective career resumes and cover letters
Useful Business Communication Center links:
- BCC website: http://extranet.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/BCC/Pages/default.aspx
- Schedule an appointment: http://unc.mywconline.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Search Skills
Perhaps no communication task will challenge students more than writing cover letters and resumes for the interviews and jobs they seek. To help students meet this challenge, the Undergraduate Business Program offers students numerous resources and opportunities for practice.
Specifically, the Undergraduate Business Program gives students the opportunity to write cover letters in their business communication classes for critical feedback from professors.
In addition, students can take advantage of the Job Search Skills Workshop held near the beginning of each semester. Recruiters from companies such as BB&T, GlaxoSmithKline, and Ernst & Young give an "insider's look" at the recruiting process. These recruiters talk about the cover letters and resumes that get their attention and the kinds of interviewing techniques they find effective. After the experience, students know not only how to target a cover letter and resume to get the interview they want, but they also know what goes into a successful interview.
University Career Services (UCS) is another resource. Visit them online at http://careers.unc.edu/.
Services of the Business Communication Center are made possible by the generous support of the Wachovia Fund for Undergraduate Excellence.