Why Work in the Writing Center?
Many students say that they want to work in the Writing Center because they love helping their friends “fix” or “edit” their papers. That’s a great reason to want to work in the Center, but there is so much more to being a consultant!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of working as a Writing Center consultant:
- Enjoy intellectually-challenging work
- Get to know the students of JCU
- Learn real-world job skills
- Enhance your resume
- Work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment
- Improve your own writing and your ability to talk about writing
- Have flexible hours
Workstudy Positions at the Center
The Writing Center is staffed by more than 20 specially-trained undergraduate and graduate Writing Consultants. Undergraduate students must complete appropriate training before working in the Center. As such, if you are interested in a workstudy position with the Writing Center, you need to complete English 290 (“Principles of Tutoring”) during spring semester. Upon successful completion of the course, you will then receive preference to be considered for a paid workstudy position in the Center beginning in the fall of the following year. Registration for EN 290 requires instructor permission, so contact Maria Soriano for the signed approval card.
Contact Maria Soriano by email, phone (extension 1911), or in person (OC 206) for more information about the course or about working in the Center. Feel free to drop by the Writing Center (OC 207) during our open hours to experience what we do on a daily basis.