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Applying to be a Writing Consultant in the CSUSB Writing Centers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CSUSB Writing Consultant!

The writing consultants at the CSUSB Writing Centers are currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students from disciplines across campus. We are looking for consultants who value students' agency and believe in preserving the integrity of writers’ ideas. Our consultants work collaboratively with respect for students' language, identity, and ideas. Below we have provided information about applying and what you can expect during that process.

Who can Apply?

All currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students at CSUSB are welcome to apply. 

Preparing to Apply

  • Schedule a Writing Consultation: The best way to get to know our center and to prepare for your interview is to work with our consultants on your own writing. We recommend that you have a least two appointments with us before you apply.

  • References: Speak with 3 faculty members about providing you a positive reference. We'll ask your references to speak to your strengths as a writer and also about your interpersonal skills and to your overall professionalism. The Writing Centers’ Director will contact them to obtain the recommendations.

Apply to the Writing Centers

  • Fill out the online application.
  • You will be contacted by the Director about setting up an interview time.

The Interview Process

1 to 2 times a year, the CSUSB Writing Centers put together a panel of current Writing Center consultants, staff, and directors to interview potential consultants. The interview lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The interviews reflect the discussion-rich environment of the Writing Centers.

The interview process includes: 

  • Submitting a writing sample prior to the interview

  • Writing a brief reflection on your writing sample

  • Taking up the role of a writing consultant in a brief writing consultation simulation

  • Answering interview questions

Working at the Writing Centers

If you have been chosen to work at the Writing Centers, we will move forward in the hiring process and begin with orientations and mentoring.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of the CSUSB Writing Centers, Nathan Jones njones@csusb.edu.