Employment Opportunities

Working in the Center for Writing is much more than a job; it's an excellent educational experience for both graduate and undergraduate students. Working with other students on their writing helps consultants improve their own.

Undergraduate Peer Consultants

More Information

Undergraduate peer consultants have flexible work schedules and once hired can can work until they graduate. Consulting provides excellent experience that prepares individuals for careers in writing, teaching, law school, medical school, and graduate study. 

To become an undergraduate peer consultant, you need to:

  • care about writing and be a good writer
  • have had experience working with your peers on their writing
  • be personable, flexible, and able to think on your feet
  • be an undergraduate at UST from any major or "undecided"
  • commit to work with us for at least one year
  • identify a professor who can speak on your behalf as a writer and student (they do not need to write a formal letter)
  • complete an application in the spring before the year you hope to begin consulting
  • complete an interview with the Director, Dr. Susan Callaway
  • enroll in and successfully complete the required course for all consultants, the special section of English 300: Writing Theory and Practice taught only in the fall as you begin consulting
  • be consulted as a writer

If you would like more information, call Dr. Susan Callaway (651) 962-5602 or email her at sjcallaway@stthomas.edu.

Graduate Peer Consultants

More Information

Graduate consultants are currently enrolled in the M.A. Program in English and work on average 10 hours per week both fall and spring semesters (January term is optional). Working as a consultant is excellent experience to prepare for teaching through the intensive one-on-one contact with undergraduate students. Graduate consultants gain a strong background in writing theory and practice by taking the consultant training course (ENGL 300) for graduate credit (GENG 598). Graduate consultants also gain administrative experience that can prepare them for future positions in writing centers. And they work with graduate students and ESL students, giving them further insight into the writing process.

To become a graduate peer consultant, you need to:

  • care about writing and be a good writer
    have had experience working with your peers on their writing
  • be personable, flexible, and able to think on your feet
  • be a gradaute student and have completed or are completing at least one semester in the M.A. Program in English
  • take classes in the M.A. Program both semesters
  • identify a professor who can speak on your behalf as a writer and student (they do not need to write a formal letter)
  • complete an application in the spring before the year you hope to begin consulting
  • complete an interview with the Director, Dr. Susan Callaway
  • enroll in and successfully complete for graduate credit the required course for all consultants

If you would like more information, call Dr. Susan Callaway (651) 962-5602 or email her at sjcallaway@stthomas.edu.

Applications for 2015-16 are due Friday, March 20, 2015.

Undergrad Application 2015-2016

(for sophomore and junior undergraduate students only)

Graduate Application 2015-2016

(for students in the M.A. Program in English only)

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Callaway at sjcallaway@stthomas.edu