The Public Communication Center offers 30 minute or hour long appointments for students
to work with a mentor to improve their public speaking and advocacy skills.
A mentoring session can help a student at any point in the speech process. Mentors
can help students:
- choose or research their topic
- improve their outlining and organization
- rehearse and deliver their speech
- improve their visual aids
- combat speech anxiety
Students can schedule an appointment for a 30 minute session or an hour long session. The amount of time a session takes
depends on the number of people attending the session and the amount of material the
student would like to cover. Appointments are in person and virtual for Fall 2021.
One-on-one appointments with a mentor can be scheduled for 30 minutes or an hour.
We recommend an hour long appointment if you would like to discuss more than just
one topic area of concern.
A group of students meeting with a mentor MUST meet for an hour long appointment. If the group does not schedule for an hour long
appointment, when the group arrives for their session they will be asked to reschedule
for an hour long session.
Visiting the PCC
All appointments for Fall 2021 will be held in person or virtual. Once your appointment
has finished, you will be asked to fill out a brief survey to help us improve our
Is your virtual visit required?
If your professor required a PCC visit, a client report form will be emailed to your
professor after your appointment. Some professors require a golden ticket as proof
of attendance as well; the professor will inform their students if this is necessary.
Is your appointment for extra credit?
Please bring a presentation or speech to work on from your class. Tell your mentor
that you are attending for extra credit to ensure they acknowledge this in there client
find the mentor for you
Who Specializes in my Topic?
The PCC has 15 different mentors of diverse backgrounds to assist students in their
speeches or presentations. To make the most of your appointment, Meet Our Mentors to find a mentor who suits your topic.