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Faculty Nominations for Undergraduate Writing Consultants

At the beginning of each spring semester the Writing Studio solicits nominations from faculty for students to work as undergraduate writing consultants beginning the following August.

Although applicants are no longer required to be nominated by a faculty member, your nominations remain a valuable means for helping us connect with the best possible future consultants.

Deadline for Nominations: Friday, January 29, 2021

Submit your nominations via the Undergraduate Writing Consultant Faculty Nominations Form.

Follow the link above or copy and paste the form URL into your browser: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=HKMNMHCL8D

Email Nominations: While web form submissions are preferred, you may also send a brief nomination email to writing.studio@vanderbilt.edu (please include “Consultant Nomination” in the subject line).


The Position: Undergraduate Writing Consultant

Our undergraduate writing consultants provide valuable one-on-one writing support to their peers. It is a paid position which requires an eight hour-per-week commitment to the Writing Studio and for which consultants receive training and take part in ongoing professional development. Applicants selected to join our staff through our competitive application and interview process begin the following August.

Whom to Nominate

Good candidates for Undergraduate Writing Consultant positions are thoughtful academic writers who also possess strong verbal communication skills and interpersonal abilities, including the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue about writing. They should also be flexible, patient, professional, and intellectually curious.

At the Writing Studio, we look for consultants from all majors and diverse backgrounds who have excellent communication and collaboration skills and are highly motivated and eager to learn. We also welcome and encourage applicants who are multilingual or who have experience supporting language learning.

Thank you for nominating qualified students including those who approach you about doing so. Instructor nominations are no longer a required element of the undergraduate writing consultant application, but they remain an essential means by which potential applicants can learn about the opportunity to work at the Writing Studio.

The Process

After receiving a nomination, applicants are invited to submit an application, which includes a personal statement essay along with a writing sample, as part of our competitive hiring process. Select applicants are invited to interview with us. Those who are offered an undergraduate writing consultant position join our staff the following August.

Nominating a student’s paper for the Undergraduate Writing Symposium instead? Please visit our Symposium Faculty nominations page.