Academic resources

GCC’s Business and Information Technology Department places a high priority on student/faculty engagement to ensure that students find direction, identify and follow-through on opportunities and experience genuine learning—both in and out of the classroom. There are many ways GCC’s BIT Department provides personalized attention and support to students!

Hammond Business StudioTutoringAdvisingWriting resourcesBusiness news & research
Marketing students prepare marketing recommendations for the Amherst Boys and Girls Club in the Hammond Business Studio

Marketing students prepare marketing recommendations for the Amherst Boys and Girls Club in the Hammond Business Studio

Located in GCC’s East Building, the Hammond Business Studio facilitates interactions by offering students comfortable & technology-rich study spaces which are surrounding by faculty offices. The atmosphere is hard-working, collaborative and fun. Here, students receive assistance with tutoring, work on group projects grounded in real-life experiences, and follow-through on entrepreneurial endeavors. The excitement is contagious. Come visit!

Students needing additional academic support can benefit from free peer tutoring arranged through the Peer Tutoring Program. Online tutoring is also available 24/7 to all GCC students through Smarthinking.

Entrepreneurship student Matt Chiamis, pulls up a chair in the office of Thom Simmons, Co-Chair and Professor of Economics, to brainstorm ideas for his new business.

Entrepreneurship student Matt Chiamis pulls up a chair in the office of Thom Simmons, Co-Chair and Professor of Economics, to brainstorm ideas for his new business.

The GCC Business and Information Technology Department strives to match students with faculty advisors who have expertise in each student’s area of interest. Through 1:1 meetings academic advisors and students review academic and career goals and short and long-term planning to achieve these goals. Students also meet with advisors to select and register for courses each semester, and to discuss plans for internships, transfer, and job opportunities.

Don’t let the quality of your ideas be tarnished by poor formatting or grammar! In today’s business environment clear, efficient and polished writing can truly advance your career. For resources on best practices in business communications, take GCC’s BUS 224 Business Communications, or consult the following references:

GCC students are encouraged to take advantage of GCC’s library subscriptions to business-related databases when conducting business research. For more information, visit the Nahman-Watson Library’s database section or contact one of GCC’s research librarians.

Students are encouraged to keep pace with current events in business and information technology. GCC’s BIT faculty recommend the following portals for news and information:

Management portals

Business portals

Business research

Investing research