Winter Break Hours
As you approach the end of the semester, your thoughts may be turning to working on your Bloomberg Market Concepts certification. Be sure to check the Business Library hours for special schedules and plan accordingly.
If you have research questions, the Ask A Business Librarian e-mail form will be monitored from Dec. 18-22 even though the physical Business Library will be closed.
Have a great Winter Break. Congratulations to those graduating, and we look forward to seeing the rest of you in 2018!
Microsoft Office Certifications
SMU is offering the chance to obtain Microsoft Office certifications for FREE. Becoming more proficient in using this software will set you apart from the majority of people who only use these popular programs on a superficial level. You can move up through three levels of proficiency, Specialist, Expert and Master, which you can include on your electronic resume with online badges.
This opportunity is a pilot project of the SMU Office of Information Technology. Therefore, it is on a first-come-first-served basis for “current students and benefit-eligible staff and faculty meeting the parameters of the pilot.” Learn more on the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification [Pilot] website.
Presentation practice makes perfect!
The Business Library offers several ways for you to ensure that you are ready to present in a professional manner.
- The Group Presentation Room (150 K) is equipped just like the Cox classrooms. You can use the same podium controls and see your slides on a large screen. Reserve your timeslot online up to seven days in advance. The GPR is extremely popular at the end of the semester, so please be respectful of the time limits to allow as many as possible to benefit from using this room.
- The Multimedia Studio (150 M) is the next best thing to the GPR. While it doesn’t have the podium controls, you can check out a mini-projector (see below) and view your slides on a large screen. It also has the benefits of being a soundproof room and containing a computer capable of doing multimedia editing. The MMS can be reserved online up to seven days in advance.
- If those rooms are booked, use your SMU ID to check out one of five mini-projectors from the Service Desk and turn any study room (or wall) into a presentation space. Simply connect the projector to your laptop. The box includes an extension cord and 1-hour rechargeable battery. The projector is due back before the Business Library closes.
If you need assistance with using any of these Business Library offerings, contact a staff member.