Apply to be a Consultant

Writing Resources Center consultants are trained peer tutors who work with students in 50-minute consultations on writing and oral communication skills. Most consultants work 4-6 hours a week (beginning at minimum wage) and are expected to attend staff meetings on Mondays from 12-1 every other week.

The application process begins each fall after the Fall Break.  Students may submit an application independently or be recommended by a professor.  Completed applications are due before Thanksgiving Break. The application includes a brief essay (no more than 2 pages double-spaced), a sample of academic writing, a draft of the applicant’s spring schedule, and a faculty recommendation form (see below).  This information should be turned in to the WRC, Swem Library, First Floor.

Selected applicants will be interviewed, usually during the first week of exams. Those accepted into the training class will be given permission to enroll in WRIT 300, a one-credit class offered each spring on Wednesdays from 12-1.

General requirements:  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and have excellent writing skills.  In addition, consultants should work well with their peers, show initiative and motivation, and have strong oral communication skills.

Questions?  Stop by the Writing Resources Center, Swem Library, First Floor, or call 221-3925.