University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Welcome to the Business Communication Lab

The Business Communication Lab helps Walton College students with all their written and oral communication needs. 

Who We Are

Communication is a skill employers consistently rank as one of the most important for new hires to have. Our tutors will show you how to write for a business audience, revise your work, proofread your papers, organize content, polish speeches, and edit presentations.

All Walton graduate and undergraduate students may visit the center individually or as a group - students who are taking a Walton class are also welcome to visit us. We have all the resources you need to become a better writer and speaker!

Our Mission Statement

The Walton Business Communication Lab aids students on campus and members of the community to become better communicators. Our tutors work with graduate and undergraduate students to develop, improve, and revise compositions related to writing and public speaking so that they can use professional communication skills intentionally and effectively. By collaborating with various University of Arkansas on-campus organizations and hosting workshops and lectures, we provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to business communication.

Our Diversity Statement

The Business Communication Lab strives to make business communication resources and expertise accessible to underrespresented groups through campus and community outreach. We are committed to providing services that invite people from all communities, including all ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, social class, and religions. The Walton Business Communication Lab thereby seeks to cultivate accessibility and inclusivity through our work to develop and support students as they become business communicators. 

Get Help

All Walton graduate and undergraduate students may visit the center individually or as a group – students who are taking a Walton class are also welcome to visit us. We have all the resources you need to become a better writer and speaker!

 

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Let’s Meet those Tutors!!! 💡🧠🗣 Gracie is a PhD student in English from Searcy, Arkansas and has taught for that department for several years. She specializes in the intersections between nineteenth-century British literature, neo-Victorian literature, and gender. Gracie loves reading, watching competitive baking shows, and trying to impress her dog. She has high hopes of achieving that sometime soon. #meetatutor
 
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All of our tutors here at the BCL are College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) certified tutors! We are proud to have completed the CRLA International Tutor Training Program so that we can serve you with all your business writing and communication needs! #certified #tutors #collegereadingandlearningassociation
 
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Here’s a glimpse of one of the many hats our very own Director of the Business Communication Lab wears! Dr. Ryan Sheets is the editor-in-chief of Walton Insights. In case you are unfamiliar with the website… Walton Insights highlights the research and expertise generated by Walton College faculty and stakeholders in a concise, action-oriented way. Walton Insights doesn't just present this research, expertise, and thought leadership as it is. Instead, Walton Insights focuses on what our readers in Northwest Arkansas, the state, and the region can do with the knowledge coming out of the Walton College. Check it out at the link below! https://walton.uark.edu/insights/
Here’s a glimpse of one of the many hats our very own Director of the Business Communication Lab wears! Dr. Ryan Sheets is the editor-in-chief of Walton Insights. In case you are unfamiliar with the website… Walton Insights highlights the research and expertise generated by Walton College faculty and stakeholders in a concise, action-oriented way. Walton Insights doesn't just present this research, expertise, and thought leadership as it is. Instead, Walton Insights focuses on what our readers in Northwest Arkansas, the state, and the region can do with the knowledge coming out of the Walton College. Check it out at the link below! https://walton.uark.edu/insights/
 
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Let’s Meet those Tutors!!! 💡🧠🗣 Jean-Hugues is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature. He is a native of Cameroon and an instructor of Composition and World Literature. Jean-Hugues is a passionate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and adores farming, cooking and eating chicken nuggets.
Let’s Meet those Tutors!!! 💡🧠🗣 Jean-Hugues is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature. He is a native of Cameroon and an instructor of Composition and World Literature. Jean-Hugues is a passionate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and adores farming, cooking and eating chicken nuggets.
 
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Where To Find Us

The Business Communication Lab is located in the Business Building (WCOB) 118. If you enter the doors under the skyway between RCED and WCOB, we are in the office suite to the left of the Honors lounge. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

You can also find us online on Instagram - follow us to receive more information about upcoming events, tips for assignments, and general business communication information.

 

What We Do

All of our tutors are eager to help students progress as communicators. Any student, no matter how good of a writer or public speaker he or she might be, will see their communication skills improve after working with one of our peer tutors, graduate tutors, or communication consultants. 

We also collaborate with professors and teaching assistants to help them develop presentation or writing assignments, handouts for particular assignments, as well as conduct in-class or outside-of-class tutorials and workshops. 

Here are just a few of the services we provide:

  • Focused attention on your strengths and weaknesses as a communicator
  • Immediate feedback on writing and public speaking assignments
  • Outside-of-class tutorials and workshops
  • Tailor-made handouts and presentations for your classroom