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, presentation slides, oral communication, scientific posters, senior theses, team projects, job and graduate school applications

Graduate students: dissertations, proposals, technical papers, journal articles, conference presentations, research posters, data visualization, 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.

Fall Tutoring
We open for tutoring on August 27.  You can make an appointment online or walk in to our location on the first floor of the Hunt library.  Our Fall 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.

Hunt Library at Night

Fall Hours

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

Sunday: 5:00-8:00pm

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

Upcoming Workshops

The GCC will be giving workshops on Team Communication and Designing Effective PowerPoints.  Find out more on our Workshops page.

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 kerryi@cmu.edu.

Grammar Group

We will be offering a weekly grammar group on Tuesdays 11-12 for interested students.  You must reserve a spot.   Please visit our Grammar Group page for more information.

Appointment Cap Policy

The GCC will be enacting a new appointment cap policy starting for the Fall Semester due to the high volume of clients seeking our tutoring services. Each client will have a maximum of 15 appointments per semester. This is to ensure that all students are able to use our services throughout each semester.

For more information please visit our FAQs page. We thank you for understanding and respecting this new policy.

If you have any questions please email the GCC.