Global Communication Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Written, oral and visual communication at the GCC

The Global Communication Center (GCC) provides free communication instruction and support to students and faculty through one-on-one tutoring, campus workshops and classroom support. Our highly trained staff is experienced in a wide range of academic and professional genres, from the sciences to the humanities.

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

Whether your project is written, oral, or visual, our research-based strategies will help you communicate more effectively.

One-on-One Communication 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

Below are some of the ways we support students and faculty:

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students


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Who Can Use the GCC

Mon - Thurs: 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 5:00-8:00pm
We are located on the first floor of the Hunt Library.

Spring Hours

Attend our joint workshop: Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations And Scientific Posters .
For more information and to registration please visit our Workshops Page.

GCC Workshops

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 in our Handouts and Resources Page
Competitors can make tutoring appointments to develop or practice their presentations.

3MT Competition

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

Visual Communication

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.