Working as a Writing Consultant

Hourly Writing Consultants 

The Center hires energetic and enthusiastic writing consultants to assist students, staff, and faculty at all levels of writing from all disciplines. Hiring begins after the midterm each semester.

Students look to consultants for assistance and come to the Writing Center to learn something; therefore, the consultant's goal is to work with the student. This is accomplished with interaction, as opposed to one-sided discourse. For example, the consultant should ask questions about the assignment and the student's goals before reading over a paper or draft and feel comfortable asking the student to make notes on the draft instead of taking notes and writing notes for the student.

For these reasons, consultants should be outgoing and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Must be at least a junior with a good academic standing; seniors or graduate students are preferred.
  • A GPA of 3.35 and up is preferred; however, your GPA doesn’t always indicate ability. If you believe you have the writing skills, please apply.
  • Must be a proficient writer.
  • Commit to working for at least one semester.
  • Plan to work between ten to twenty hours weekly.
  • Be friendly, responsible, patient, and professional.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.
Application Procedure

Contact Michael Frizell, Director of Student Learning Services, for an official application. To apply, you'll need to submit the following documents in PDF or Word formats:

  • Complete the application.
  • Two papers that demonstrate your writing ability.
  • Schedule an interview with Michael Frizell, the Director of the Writing Center.
Required Orientation

Successful applicants must attend the New Employee Orientation. More information will be provided to successful applicants.

Required Ongoing Training

Employees must register for the IDS 310:003 Leadership Seminar. We pay for the class and the textbook. I will contact eligible candidates for enrollment.



Looking forward to working with you!