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Become a Writing Consultant

The Academic Success Center recruits undergraduate and graduate writing consultants when positions are available. Writing consultant positions are on-campus, paid opportunities for students who enjoy helping their peers navigate the writing process. The first step in the application process is to watch our consultant hiring video.

We have concluded our hiring for the Fall 2023 semester.

Please check back in October for the Spring 2024 hiring cycle.

Check out our current UWC and GWC pay rates here.

Application Materials

Before committing to the application, please double check that you meet the requirements listed in the video. They are also listed below. Necessary application materials are:

  • A completed application (check back in October for Spring 2024 information)
  • A previously written thesis-driven writing sample with a one page reflective memo
    • Describe the following in your memo: (1) the assignment and rhetorical situation, including intended audience; (2) strengths of the essay; (3) changes that might be made if revisions were instituted today. Please do not exceed one page in length when writing the reflective memo.
  • A copy of unofficial transcript
  • A copy of class schedule for the Spring 2024 semester (or best guess if you have not yet registered)

Once you have assembled your application, please email your materials to the ASC Writing Coordinator with the following email subject line: Writing Consultant Application Spring 2024: [Your Name]

Undergraduate Employment Requirements

  • Complete ENG 101 or FLE 101 or the equivalent with an A or A+
  • Establish a 3.25 cumulative GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student
    • First semester undergraduate students are welcome to apply, but if hired, your employment will be contingent upon earning a 3.25 GPA during your first semester at NC State.
  • Be a responsible model student with the desire to help others learn
  • Enroll in USC 210, Introduction to College Tutoring, the first semester of employment
  • Commit to at least 3-4 hours of consulting per week
  • Attend and participate in four regular staff meetings per semester
  • Be able to tutor 2 subsequent semesters

Graduate Employment Requirements

  • Establish a 3.25 cumulative GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student
    • Graduate students entering NC State are welcome to apply, but if hired, your employment will be contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
  • Be a responsible model student with the desire to help others learn
  • Attend four paid graduate consultant training sessions in the first four weeks during the first semester of employment
  • Commit to at least 3-4 hours of consulting per week
  • Attend and participate in four regular staff meetings per semester
  • Be able to tutor 2 subsequent semesters

Application Deadlines

    Fall 2023

    • October 16 to November 9
      • Applications accepted for Spring 2024 writing consultant positions
    • November 13 to November 17
      • Interviews for Spring 2024 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator, ASC Director, and 1-2 current writing consultants
    • November 20 to January 5
      • Applications will be reviewed only if positions are available
      • Please see callout box above to determine if we are still hiring undergraduate or graduate consultants for the Spring 2024 semester

    Spring 2024

    • March 11 to April 4
      • Applications accepted for Fall 2024 writing consultant positions
    • April 8 to April 12
      • Interviews for Fall 2024 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator, ASC Director, and 1-2 current writing consultants

    Summer 2024

    • April 13 to August 18
      • Applications will be reviewed only if positions are available
      • Please see callout box above to determine if we are still hiring undergraduate or graduate consultants for the Fall 2024 semester

    Questions?

    Please contact the ASC Writing Coordinator.