UofL’s innovative BizComm curriculum has been specially designed to help students develop business-specific writing and speaking skills. In the required Introduction to Business Communication course (BUS 301), students will develop and refine five core business communication competencies:
Mastery of these skills will help students set themselves apart from competitors in job interviews, perform well on the job, and advance quickly in their careers.
In BUS 301, class sizes are kept small so that students can receive individualized attention from highly qualified faculty members who are dedicated to student learning. Additionally, students have access to free communication coaching on writing and speaking assignments with the College of Business’s dedicated BizComm Coach.
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The BizComm Coaches offer consultations for any College of Business student or faculty member. This service helps individuals improve as communicators by providing advice for:
- Writing (at any stage of the process)
- Presenting (both developing and practicing)
- Visual Aids (PowerPoint, report graphics)
- Teamwork (coordinating work tasks, dealing with team issues)
- And More!
Whether you need help getting started on an assignment, have a quick question about writing mechanics, or are looking for feedback on what you have already developed for a project, the BizComm Coaches are here to help.
Book an Appointment
There are three types of appointments:
Face-to-Face: You will meet (by appointment) with a BizComm Coach in the office to discuss your assignment. They can help you brainstorm ideas, draft, revise, and polish your project. Many individuals find these to be the most effective kinds of appointments.
Skype: You can video chat with a BizComm Coach while you both review your project. To use this option, you must create a free Skype account and have access to speakers and a microphone or headset.
Phone: If you do not have access to Skype and cannot make it to campus, you can talk with a BizComm Coach on the phone while you both review your materials.
Cooper Day is a Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville Department of English. He earned an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition at Texas State University, focusing primarily on students transfer of writing skills beyond the first-year writing classroom. He earned a B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University with a focus on professional writing. Cooper has taught classes in first-year composition and served as the Assistant Director of the Thomas R. Watson Conference at the University of Louisville. His research interests include writing across the curriculum (WAC), writing in the disciplines (WID), transfer, public memory, science and technical writing, professional writing, and environmental rhetorics.
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Christopher Stuck is a Ph.D. Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville Department of English. He earned an M.A. in English at the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in English at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. Christopher has taught classes in first-year composition and literature and most recently served as the Assistant Director for Graduate Student Writing at the University Writing Center at the University of Louisville. His research interests include rhetoric of science, science and technical writing, professional writing, and popular communication, and he is currently researching the rhetorical ecology of scientific communication within the Science Museum of Minnesota’s paleontology hall. Christopher volunteers with the JCPS Storytelling Project. (http://louisville.edu/english/about/jcps-storytelling-project).
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Please note: BizComm Coaching is NOT a drop-off editing service. While editing-related concerns may be addressed during your consultation, the service is designed to help YOU develop your own communication abilities.