How to Become a Writing Consultant

Before applying for a position as a consultant in the Writing Center, prospective employees should look carefully at our website for more information.

The Writing Center posts all jobs through OrgSync. Please check there before asking about open positions.

Essential job duties include:

  • Attending mandatory training
  • Collecting student report forms for sessions
  • Greeting students and welcoming them to the Writing Center
  • Meeting with students for 30- or 60-minute sessions in person and online
  • Reading and assessing student writing at any stage in the writing process
  • Providing helpful feedback and insight to writers
  • Documenting cancelled or no-show appointments
  • Scheduling student sessions as needed
  • Assisting with the front desk for short periods as requested
  • Assisting in outreach for university events

Qualified consultants should have:

  • completed ENGL 1301 successfully.
  • at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • excellent writing and communication skills.
  • strong critical reading skills.
  • friendly, outgoing personalities.
  • the desire to help other students.
  • a strong sense of ethics.

In addition, potential consultants should be:

  • undergraduate or graduate students at Lamar University.
  • punctual, organized, and efficient.
  • malleable and willing to receive feedback.
  • familiar with basic Microsoft Office skills.

Once potential candidates have been identified, please be prepared to communicate with the director to schedule an editing test, the preliminary step in the hiring process. If the director requests an interview, please bring the following: