How to Become a Consultant

If you’re an undergraduate you must take WRA 395: Writing Center Theory, which is by instructor permission only. Contact Dr. Trixie Smith (smit1254 (at) msu (dot) edu) to request permission.

Prerequisites for WRA/ENG 395 include satisfactory completion of your Tier I writing requirement and satisfactory completion of at least the first half of your IAH requirement, as well as sophomore or better standing.

Watch this video to find out more about the class.

Once you’ve taken WRA 395, please send a letter of interest, CV or resume, along with a writing sample, to our director, Dr. Trixie Smith (smit1254 (at) msu (dot) edu), and associate directors, Dr. Dianna Baldwin (baldw145 (at) msu (dot) edu), and Dr. Joseph Cheatle (cheatlej (at) msu (dot) edu).

If you’re a graduate student, please send a letter of interest, CV or resume, and a writing sample to our director, Dr. Trixie Smith (smit1254 (at) msu (dot) edu), and associate directors, Dr. Dianna Baldwin (baldw145 (at) msu (dot) edu), and Dr. Joseph Cheatle (cheatlej (at) msu (dot) edu).

Once your materials are submitted you will be contacted for an interview with the director and/or associate director.

One thought on “How to Become a Consultant

  1. Hello,

    I am a graduate student interested in becoming a consultant with the writing center, but have a couple questions.

    Before I apply with a writing sample, I’m curious whether you’re taking people onto your team this fall, and if so, what the schedule and pay accommodations are. I’d like to arrange a time to either speak with another graduate student working at the center or a similar employee. Please pass on my information, if possible, or reach out to me by email.

    Best Regards,
    Gabriela Shirkey
    PhD Student | Dept. of Geography, Environment and Spatial Science

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