Do you enjoy writing?
Do you like talking to your peers about their research and writing? Are you looking for a fun, flexible on campus job?
The Writing Center hires talented undergraduate UM students who are organized, dependable, and friendly to work collaboratively with peers to develop writing skills and processes. We are a diverse, close-knit staff. Our consultants come from many different disciplines and majors across the University of Mississippi community. We value multiple perspectives on writing from different academic fields and encourage students from any program to join us. At the Writing Center, you can gain valuable professional experience and take advantage of opportunities to research, travel, and network with other writers across the country. We’d be happy to have you join our team!
The Writing Center is committed to enriching educational experiences for students through the diversity of its staff. We encourage persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.
How do I become a part of the Writing Center consulting team?
While no previous experience is necessary, all members of the Oxford Writing Center staff complete a three-credit hour training course (WRIT 301: Responding to Writers) before they begin working with students. This course prepares you to work with writers by allowing you to explore the field of writing studies with a specific focus on current research and practice in peer collaboration and individualized instruction in writing. Students apply course concepts to real-world scenarios, learn and practice using technologies and platforms for writing consultation, reflect on their own values and understanding of writing, and intern/shadow at the Writing Center. The course is offered fully online in both the full summer and fall terms. You can register for the course through myOleMiss without special permission. While successful completion of the course is required for employment at the Center, it does not guarantee an offer of employment. Consultants must also demonstrate commitment to professionalism and a high level of personal integrity and respect for others.
How do I learn more?
Attend an upcoming interest meeting! These sessions (hosted by the director) will cover information about how to join the undergraduate consulting staff. There will be a brief Q&A and a chance to talk with current writing consultants about their experiences. All are welcome!
Register: Tuesday, March 23rd at 12pm
Register: Thursday, March 25th at 12pm
Don’t see a meeting coming up that you can attend? Fill out this interest form and a member of our staff will contact you.