Become a Writing Center Consultant
Call For Applicants — Writing Center Peer Writing Consultants
The Writing Center hires several writing consultants each semester. The primary responsibility of peer writing consultants is to help develop their peers’ writing proficiency by working with students on assignments and projects in 30-minute, student-guided, one-on-one sessions. Secondary responsibilities include developing handouts, workshops, and other academic resources; helping students schedule appointments; and representing the Writing Center staff’s enthusiasm for all forms of written language (including multimedia compositions).
Desired Applicant Qualifications:
- Possess a love of writing and strong writing skills
- Have an understanding of writing as a process
- Effective interpersonal communication skills
- Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, various levels of academic preparation, and a range of academic disciplines
- Familiarity with basic computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, conducting online research, etc.) and a willingness to learn more
- Earned a “B” or better in English 101 or equivalent introductory writing course
- Completion of at least one semester of college course work
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during fall and spring semesters
- Completion of application, schedule availability form, writing sample, and two faculty recommendations.
How to Apply:
- Pick up an application from the Writing Center reception desk on the second floor of the Library, inside the Consolidated Information Center.
- Application packets for Fall 2013 must be submitted to interim director Simon Aebersold by Noon on Wednesday, April 24, either to the Writing Center reception desk or by e-mail to email@example.com.
- New consultants will be trained at the beginning of each semester, so no previous Writing Center experience is required.
- Writing Center employees qualify for Work Study, but Work Study is not required.
- If you are interested in applying, or if you have any questions, please e-mail Simon Aebersold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking for more consultants at the Writing Center. If you have writing center experience, or you have exceptional writing skills, consider spending your Work Study in our center. The pay is relatively good, and the hours are flexible.
Unfortunately, we may not accept graduate students as consultants. If you would like more information on how to become a consultant, talk to Simon Aebersold at 372-7342, or e-mail him at email@example.com