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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.

Please note: After reviewing applications during the Spring 2022 cycle, we have a few undergraduate and graduate writing consultant positions available. 

We recommend submitting your application as soon as you can to ensure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to work for the ASC!

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 (Fall 2022 application)
  • A thesis-driven writing sample with a 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.
  • A copy of unofficial transcript
  • A copy of class schedule for the Fall 2022 semester

Once you have assembled your application, please email your materials to the ASC Writing Coordinator with the following email subject line: Writing Consultant Application Fall 2022: [Your Name]

Undergraduate Employment Requirements

  • Complete ENG 101, FLE 101, or 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

Summer 2022

  • April 25 to August 22
    • 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 2022 semester

Fall 2022

  • August 16 to November 1
    • Applications accepted for Spring 2023 writing consultant positions
  • November 8 to November 12
    • Interviews for Spring 2023 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator, ASC Director, and two current writing consultants
  • November 22 to January 3
    • 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 2023 semester

Spring 2023

  • January 9 to April 3
    • Applications accepted for Fall 2023 writing consultant positions
  • April 10 to April 14
    • Interviews for Fall 2023 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator, ASC Director, and two current writing consultants

Questions?

Please contact the ASC Writing Coordinator.