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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.

Currently, we do not have any available writing consultant positions.

Please check back in early March for hiring information for the Fall 2023 semester.

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 2023 application; posted early March)
  • 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 2023 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 Fall 2023: [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

Spring 2023

  • March 13 to April 6
    • 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 1-2 current writing consultants

Summer 2022

  • April 17 to August 21
    • 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 2023 semester

Fall 2023

  • October 17 to November 10
    • Applications accepted for Spring 2024 writing consultant positions
  • November 14 to November 18
    • Interviews for Spring 2024 writing consultant positions, conducted with ASC Writing Coordinator, ASC Director, and 1-2 current writing consultants
  • November 21 to January 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 Spring 2024 semester

Questions?

Please contact the ASC Writing Coordinator.