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Apply to Work with Us

The Writing and Speaking Center hires new peer consultants every year. Applications for work any time in the following academic year (fall, spring, or both semesters) are always due on the Friday before spring recess in March. The center accepts applications only once per year, and only in March.


  • In addition to demonstrating strong writing or speaking skills, peer consultants are personable, reliable, and able to help others learn.
  • Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible.
  • Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Consultants must be able to work a minimum of 5 hours/week (maximum 12 hours), and at least one shift per week must be an evening shift.
  • Writing consultants must have and maintain a 3.0 (minimum) GPA.
  • Applications are accepted only in March for work the following academic year (students who will be abroad in the fall should apply in March 2017 for work in Spring 2018).

How to Apply

For instructions and a list of required materials, please download the WSC_application_cover_sheet_2016 or pick one up in the Writing & Speaking Center (208 Lathrop Hall).

With the exception of the academic writing sample, materials should be dropped off in the mailbox of Professor J. Lutman in Suite 213 Lathrop Hall, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Spring Recess (March 10, 2017).

Applicants selected for first-round interviews will be notified by April 1. Final hiring decisions will be made before exam week in May.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Professor Lutman or call her at (315) 228-7376.