Writing Center Fellows
The Writing Center Fellows Program will give you the opportunity to contribute to the greater good of the college community while honing your written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. You'll be part of a group of highly motivated writing tutors and Fellows who share an appreciation for the value of effective communication and enjoy teaching and learning in a collaborative environment.
As a Writing Center Fellow, you will enter the program by engaging in foundational training with Writing Center staff, including:
- Shadowing current tutors
- Working at the front desk in the Writing Center
- Attending staff retreats and meetings
- Assisting with special events
In your second year as a Fellow, you will enroll in a formal training course and begin working as a Writing Center Tutor, tutoring other students in writing and oral communication assignments from across the curriculum.
As you progress through the Fellows program, you will have additional opportunities to take on leadership positions, including:
- Social Media Coordinator
- Assistant to the Director
- Research Assistant
In your third year in the program, you will become eligible to serve as an INQ 110 Fellow, dedicated tutors who work closely with a designated course and professor. There will be multiple opportunities for you to lead programs and workshops on campus and develop new initiatives, such as creating and maintaining a Writing Center blog or creating PR videos.
Research and Travel
As a Fellow, you will be encouraged to conduct research, individually or in collaboration with other staff members, in the areas of writing, writing pedagogy, and tutoring. You will have the opportunity to submit your work and present it professionally at regional, national, and international conferences.
As you work with others in the Writing Center Fellows Program, you will enhance your skills in many areas, including:
- Critical reflection
- Oral Communication
- Interpersonal Communication
- Time management
Applying to the program begins with an online application, including a 3-5 page writing sample of academic or creative prose and a letter to the Director of the Writing Center, detailing your interest in the Writing Center Fellow position. In the letter, please be sure to address the following:
- Why you are interested in working as a Writing Center Fellow
- Descriptions of your qualifications, including any related experience (previous tutoring, teaching, or mentoring) and relevant skills (written, oral, interpersonal)
- Explanation of your greatest strengths and weaknesses as a writer
If you are chosen as a finalist, you will interview with professors and mentors during a campus visit and receive a $1,000 scholarship per year. If you are chosen as a Fellow, you will also receive an on-campus work opportunity to earn an hourly wage that could be worth up to $1,000 a semester.
Finalists will be interviewed on February 12 for the Winter Fellows Competition. Multiple fellowships will be awarded in each area of interest.
The Writing Center is a place where writers working in any academic discipline, at any level of competence, at any stage of the process meet with trained peer tutors in informal, one-on-one tutoring sessions.