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Graduate Writing Center

UVM Writing Center: Online Resources for Writers

We are Hiring for the Spring, 2018 Semester

UVM's Graduate Writing Center will begin accepting new consultant applications for the Spring 2018 semester at the beginning of November. Graduate writing consultants meet with students from programs across campus, and we are always on the look-out for experienced graduate student writers from diverse disciplines who want to learn how to support other graduate students in writing. For the Spring 2018 semester, we are especially interested in applicants from the sciences, engineering, and education to help round out this year's staff. If you are interested in learning more, contact Professor Nancy Welch at any time or complete and return the below application with a letter of interest, and in early November we'll schedule a time to meet!

Who are the Consultants and What Do They Do?

Graduate writing consultants work with advanced writers across UVM’s graduate degree, certificate, post-baccalaureate, and Global Gateway premasters programs. Graduate writing consultants also participate in a paid pre-semester training plus ongoing staff development meetings. The total time commitment per week during the semester is 6 to 10 hours. With advisor permission, most graduate students with assistantships are eligible to join the Graduate Writing Center staff.

How are Consultants Compensated?

Pay for first-time graduate writing consultants is $15 an hour. Additional benefits include eligibility for academic writing tutor certification from the College Reading and Learning Association, enhancement of your own writing skills, and experience in mentoring advanced academic writers within and beyond your academic discipline, including both native and nonnative English speakers. To learn more, read our Graduate Writing Consultants FAQs. If you have additional questions, please write Professor Nancy Welch, Graduate Writing Center coordinator, at

How Do I Apply?

If you are a skilled writer who would like the opportunity to support other graduate student writers, please complete the application and send it, via email or campus mail, with a letter of interest to any time between November 1 and November 17 to be considered for our Spring 2018 staff.

Also recommended: If you have not previously met with a graduate writing consultant, consider making an appointment for a consultation about one of your current writing projects—to give you an inside view of the Graduate Writing Center.

Once you've submitted your application, watch your email inbox for a message about scheduling an interview by mid-December.

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