Are you an exceptional writer and interested in becoming a Writing Center consultant?
We employ an estimated 10-15 writing consultants each academic year. We look for students who excel right out of their Univ 190 courses. Normally, our consultants are recommended by professors based on written and group work in the class. Currently, we offer paid positions through Work Study funding and University Wages (so you do not need to be a work study student to apply). Consultants may also earn communication points through their work at the Writing Center while also earning wages.
Note: We are also exploring possibilities of offering consulting experience for coursework credits in the coming year.
Becoming a Writing Consultant gives you transferable skills that employers desire (i.e., It Looks Great on a Resume!) and opportunities to explore your own talents for teaching, training, or even management roles. We try to foster both a creative and fun atmosphere, as the work at times can be intellectually demanding.
Your work hours are flexible! We work with your schedule. You may request as few as 2 hours per week or as many as you need and can handle.
If you are interested in applying for a position, drop by and visit with the director, Catherine Sajna. After your initial query, you will be asked to send to the Writing Center the following:
- A professional resume
- A cover letter describing your interest in working for the Writing Center and your strengths
- 1-2 professor endorsements/references regarding your writing ability
- 2 samples of your writing