Global Communication Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Written, oral and visual communication at the GCC

The Global Communication Center (GCC) prepares CMU students to communicate in an interconnected world by providing free one-on-one tutoring, workshops, and classroom support.  Below are some of the ways we support students and faculty:

Undergraduates: course papers, lab reports, PowerPoint presentations, oral communication, scientific posters, senior theses, team projects, job and graduate school applications

Graduate students: dissertations, grant proposals, technical papers, journal articles, conference presentations, research posters, data visualization, application materials (including personal statements and cover letters), written and oral exams

Faculty: advice on assignment design, class and department-specific workshops, assistance with academic publication and presentations

We work with all students at all levels, whether English is your native language or your second or third tongue.

Spring Tutoring

You can make an appointment online or walk in to our location on the first floor of the Hunt library.  Our Spring hours are:

Mon-Thurs: 11-8
Sunday: 5-8

Listen to an overview of the GCC and our services for students:

Who Can Use the Global Communication Center

We serve all Carnegie Mellon University students, including undergraduates, graduate students, and doctoral candidates. Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff may also attend workshops and receive communication tutoring if space is available. CMU Alumni may also receive communication tutoring as well, if space is available. To ensure that students have priority, we ask faculty, staff and alumni to limit themselves to same-day tutoring appointments.

Spring Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am-8:00pm

Sunday: 5:00-8:00pm

We are located on the first floor of the Hunt Library.

3MT Competition

The GCC is available to help students who are entering the 3MT Competition. Be sure to view our video on creating a successful 3MT presentation (also available on our Handouts and Resources page, under "Online Video Series").  Competitors can make tutoring appointments for help developing their presentations or to gain practice delivering their presentation in our private conference room.

Visual Communication

Do you need advice on how to use visual elements—images, layout, color, diagrams—to communicate your message?  Make an appointment with our visual communication specialist, Kerry Ishizaki, by emailing


The GCC is now offering eTutoring sessions for graduate students. For eTutoring, instead of meeting face-to-face, clients will receive a feedback video with their tutor's suggested revisions. For more information on eTutoring, including how to make an appointment, please visit our eTutoring Page.