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Apply to Work with Us

The Writing and Speaking Center has openings for new peer consultants to begin each fall. Applications are due each year on the Friday before Spring Recess in March.

Qualifications/Eligibility

  • In addition to demonstrating strong writing or speaking skills, peer consultants are personable, reliable, and able to help others learn.
  • Current first-year students, sophomores, and juniors are eligible.
  • Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Consultants must be able to work at least one regular 7–10 p.m. shift each week.
  • Writing consultants must maintain a 3.0 (minimum) GPA.
  • Applications are accepted only in March for work the following academic year (students who will be abroad in the fall should apply in March 2015 for work in Spring 2016).

How to Apply

For instructions and a list of required materials, please download an WSC Application Form and Instructions or pick one up in the Writing & Speaking Center (208 Lathrop Hall).

Application materials should be dropped off in the mailbox of Professor J. Lutman in Suite 213 Lathrop Hall by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Spring Recess (March 13, 2015). Academic writing samples (required of writing consultant applicants only) and transcripts may be e-mailed to Professor Lutman separately rather than printed; please see the application form for further instructions.

Applicants selected for first-round interviews will be notified by April 1. Final hiring decisions will be made before exam week in May.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Professor Lutman or call her at (315) 228-7376.