Montana State University

Jake Jabs College of
Business & Entrepreneurship

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173040
Bozeman, MT 59717-3040

Tel: (406) 994-4421
Fax: (406) 994-6206
business@montana.edu
Location: 412 Reid Hall

Communications & PR

Audrey Capp
Tel: (406) 994-7026
audrey.lee@montana.edu

Dean

Kregg Aytes

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Bracken Business Communications Clinic

How To Make an Appointment

If you are majoring or minoring in Business or are enrolled in a business course, you may schedule a BBCC appointment through the Clinic's 24‐hour, online scheduling service. Go to the JJCBE webpage, www.montana.edu/cob, and click on the link in the lower right corner, "Make an appointment with the Bracken Business Communications Clinic" or click here to make an appointment.

Email Confirmation: After you make an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation. Within this email is a link which allows you to "review and/or modify" your appointment. Use this email confirmation to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

What to Expect From Your BBCC Appointment

Appointment Length: Each appointment is 30 minutes long, and students may reserve up to one hour a day in appointment time for papers longer than three pages, résumé reviews, or for assignments that are more complex.

What to Bring to Your Appointment: Please bring a finished draft AND a copy of your assignment to your BBCC appointment. You may also bring a zip drive or your laptop if you wish to edit your assignment electronically.

Missed Appointment Policy

Missed appointments reflect a lack of consideration for your fellow students. Please use the email confirmation you received when you made your BBCC appointment to cancel or reschedule. If you neglect to cancel or reschedule an appointment, we will record your
appointment as a "no show."

If you receive more than three "no shows" within one semester, you may not use the services provided through the BBCC for the remainder of that semester. As a courtesy, you will be notified by phone and/or email after you receive two "no shows".

Please feel free to contact someone from the BBCC to discuss ways to manage your appointment times successfully. Call 994-1874 or email lisa.daniels1@montana.edu for further assistance.

Student Workstations and Conference Room

The BBCC now has two designated computer workstations for business students to edit papers and Power Point presentations. You are welcome to use these workstations during the BBCC's normal business hours. An appointment is not necessary to use these workstations.

The BBCC also has a fully equipped conference room to accommodate group work and to provide privacy while students practice oral presentations. When scheduling your appointment, please indicate "group paper" or "oral presentation" in the "purpose of meeting" space, if you would like to use this room.

Tips to Improve Your Business Writing

The following handouts are available as PDF's to help you improve your business writing. Another useful resource is The Gregg Reference Manual for answers to questions regarding style, grammar, usage and formatting.

BBCC Student Fact Sheet

Three Writing Basics: Sentence, Paragraph, Title

Transitions

APA Guide for References

Proofreading: The Final Step

Ten Most Common Writing Errors

Quick and Dirty Comma Rules

Articles

Plurals and Possessives

Catchy Cover Letters

Making a Good Impression

How to Answer Tricky Interview Questions

Resumé Tips - What NOT to Do

Creating Professional Email Messages

Effective Use of Bullet Points in Business Writing