Students from all majors are encouraged to apply for work in the Research & Writing Center. The Research & Writing Center is a friendly learning community. Working as a consultant enhances writing, interpersonal communication, learning, and leadership skills. Writing consultants receive internationally-recognized CRLA tutor certification and gain additional experience through project-based learning in areas such as professional writing, teaching, research, and mentoring.
Become a Writing Consultant
Writing consultants collaborate with writers from across campus, striving to help them improve their writing and build confidence as writers. Strong applicants demonstrate excellent communication skills (written and oral), strong interpersonal and academic skills, maturity and professionalism in workplace settings, an ability to help others learn and develop as writers, a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development, and substantial college-level writing experience.
To be considered, applicants must
- commit to work for at least two semesters
- during their first semester of employment,
- work 10 hours per week
- register for and complete a credit-bearing, paid academic internship (English 399R) that trains students to work as writing consultants. English 399R introduces students to theories and methods of peer consulting in writing while providing extensive hands-on consulting experience in a mentored-learning environment. Note: applicants with college-level writing consulting/tutoring experience may complete a six-week, paid transfer consultant training in place of the internship.
- attend weekly training meetings on Tuesday mornings (8:00-8:50 a.m.) during the fall and winter semesters
Interested applicants may submit an application online that includes the following:
- resume (properly formatted and tailored to the position)
- cover letter (addressed to Professor Stock) detailing your interest, qualifications, and potential contributions
- two samples of academic writing, one from a class in your major, that showcase your strengths as a writer (an optional third writing sample may also be submitted)
- contact information for a faculty reference (name, title, email address, phone number).
The application deadline for writing consultant positions for winter employment is Monday, November 2, 2020.
Become a Research Consultant
Research consultants begin working as teaching assistants in the Library Instruction department, after which they work in the RWC, both at the front desk and with students requesting research help. Strong applicants demonstrate excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and teaching skills, evidence of professionalism, and a commitment to ongoing learning.
To apply, check Student Employment for openings and application deadlines.
Questions about the application process for research or writing consultant positions? Contact us.