Join the staff
We welcome anyone who enjoys writing and working with writers to join our Connors Writing Center team.
Working in the Writing Center offers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to be part of an active writing community. Through collaboration with students and staff, our Writing Assistants help peers strengthen their writing skills. Writing Assistants are also given the opportunity to improve upon their own writing and leadership talents.
As a Writing Assistant, you can gain...
- Interpersonal skills
- A new perspective on your own writing
- Leadership experience
- Public speaking skills
- A multicultural perspective
- Problem solving skills
- Valuable work experience for your resume
- New friends
Writing Assistants work between two and 10 hours per week. In addition, all writing assistants participate in orientation, practice conference sessions and bi-weekly staff meetings.
Working in the Writing Center is more than just a great place to work – it’s also a lot of fun.
Applying to work in the Writing Center
You can stop by the Writing Center to pick up an application form or you can download one below. All completed applications can be turned in to the Director of the Writing Center in Hamilton Smith 7. Hiring for the Writing Center is usually done on a yearly basis toward the end of the spring semester. It’s best to turn in a completed application by May 1 to be considered for employment as a Writing Assistant or receptionist beginning in the Fall.
Writing Center course
New undergraduate Writing Assistants will enroll in a two-credit, semester-long training course during their first semester working in the Writing Center. This course focuses on the philosophy and practice of writing centers and prepares new Writing Assistants for work in the Writing Center. It explores the many roles Writing Assistants take on: they are writers, collaborators, tutors, and teachers. Graduate students are not required to take the course to work at the Writing Center, but they are still welcome to enroll.