Writing and Speaking Center - Apply to Work with Us Skip Navigation

Apply to Work With Us

The Writing and Speaking Center hires in the spring semester for new consultants to begin the following academic year. Applications are always due the Friday before Spring Break in March, and the center accepts applications only once per year.

Qualifications/Eligibility

  • In addition to demonstrating strong writing or speaking skills, peer consultants are personable, reliable, and able to help others learn.
  • Applications are accepted only in March for training and employment to begin the following fall. Students who will be abroad in the fall semester should wait another year to apply.
  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are equally eligible, provided they will be on campus in the fall to begin training.
  • 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.

Apply: Writing Consultant

For instructions and a list of required materials, please download the 2017 Writing Consultant Application or pick one up in the Writing & Speaking Center (208 Lathrop Hall).

Apply: Speaking Consultant

For instructions and a list of required materials, please download a 2017 Speaking Consultant Application or pick one up in the Writing & Speaking Center (208 Lathrop Hall).

Submissions and Deadline

All materials should be dropped off in the mailbox of Professor J. Lutman, Suite 213 Lathrop Hall, Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Spring Break in March.

Hiring Decisions

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

Questions?

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