Becoming an IUPUI UWC Consultant

IUPUI undergraduates from all majors are welcome! English graduate students are also welcome to apply!

Employment at the University Writing Center can help you hone the following skills necessary to every field and career path:

  • Oral communication - Talk about ideas, give feedback, practice public speaking
  • Interpersonal communication - Work with individuals and on teams
  • Creativity - Help students brainstorm, develop ideas, and problem-solve
  • Project planning - Improve, maintain, and advertise the University Writing Center's programs
  • Writing

Learn more about what makes working at the UWC an amazing experience by reading consultant testimonials.

Expectations and Skills

  • Collaborate through face-to-face and online sessions with university students and faculty at all levels and from diverse backgrounds
  • Talk with writers about their projects and offer insight into the writing process
  • Help make better writers, not just better writing
  • Learn about writing within a variety of disciplines as you support writers master writing for different audiences
  • Serve on one of the UWC's committees, which include Digital Resources & Online Consulting, Language Diversity, Writing Across the Curriculum & Outreach, and Research & Assessment, and . Read more about UWC committees.
  • Complete appropriate training:
    • All students take ENG-W 396/600: Writing Center Theory and Practice before they are eligible to apply. The course is typically offered each fall semester.
    • Ongoing training and professional development is expected of all consultants during biweekly professional development workshops and meetings (typically Fridays from 12-2pm).

Academic and Research Opportunities

To Apply

  • IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students interested in working at the UWC should first complete ENG-W 396/600. If you want to learn more about working at the UWC, please contact University Writing Center Director Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies to ask specific questions or set up a time to talk. Please also feel free to drop by either UWC location to talk with staff members about their experiences.
The UWC is provided through the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts with support provided by University College and University Library. For more information about our programs, please see our promotional video, email the UWC, call 317-274-2049, visit the IUPUI UWC Facebook page or check out the UWC blog.