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: The deadline for Fall 2021 undergraduate and graduate writing consultant applications is Monday, April 5.

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
  • 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 2021 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 2021: [Your Name]

Undergraduate Employment Requirements

  • Complete ENG 101, FLE 101, or equivalent with an 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

Spring 2021

  • January 1 to April 5
    • Applications accepted for Fall 2021 writing consultant positions
  • April 12 to April 16
    • First round of interviews for Fall 2021 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator and ASC Director
  • April 19 to April 23
    • Second round of interviews for Fall 2021 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator and two current writing consultants

Summer 2021

  • April 26 to August 6
    • 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 2021 semester

Fall 2021

  • August 9 to November 8
    • Applications accepted for Spring 2022 writing consultant positions
  • November 15 to November 19
    • First round of interviews for Spring 2022 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator and ASC Director
  • November 29 to December 3
    • Second round of interviews for Fall 2021 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator and two current writing consultants
  • December 6 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 2022 semester

Questions?

Please contact the ASC Writing Coordinator.