Apply for a Graduate Assistantship
Apply for a Graduate Assistantship
The writing center has two full-time Graduate Assistantships as part of its staff. Both have a specific focus that draws on disciplinary knowledge as a means to assist specific student groups. If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying for one of assistantships, please fill out our graduate assistantship application.
The writing center does hire graduate students to be hourly writing consultants, but the hiring application and availability is the same as for undergraduate writing consultants. Please see the Apply To Be A Writing Consultant page for more details.
Seidman Graduate Assistantship
The Fred Meijer Center for Writing partners with the Seidman Business College to provide one graduate assistantship that can assist current Seidman students with graduate and undergraduate writing needs. To be eligible, candidates would need to be a current Seidman College of Business Graduate Student and have a Seidman faculty/administrative recommendation. The Seidman GA must go through writing center consultant training, including taking WRT 306 (a 1-credit consultant training course). If selected, the Seidman GA works roughly 18 hours per week assisting student writers with a focus on supporting Seidman and graduate writing. Interested and eligible candidates should fill out this application.
TESOL Graduate Assistantship
The Fred Meijer Center for Writing has one full-time graduate assistantship designed to assist non-native speakers of English with their graduate and undergraduate writing needs. To be eligible, candidates would need to have a disciplinary connection to TESOL (Applied Linguistics, TESOL, etc) and/or experience assisting writers who are non-native English speakers. The TESOL GA must go through writing center consultant training, including taking WRT 306 (a 1-credit consultant training course). If selected, the TESOL GA works roughly 18 hours per week assisting all graduate and undergraduate students with a focus on supporting students who have a native language other than English. Interested and eligible candidates should complete this application.
Graduate Assistantship duties and job description
All writing consultants at FMCFWAMA will…
· Work face-to-face with writers at a variety of stages on a variety of subjects at any of our four physical locations
· Contribute to the collective reputation of the writing center
Graduate Assistants are responsible for the following –
· Working about 15-18 hours a week at any of our four locations, where they will work with drop-in clients or clients who have set up appointment ahead of time
· Meeting with leadership for mentorship, project assessment, and reflection/feedback
· Participating in necessary training (new GA’s must attend two-day orientation, take WRT 306, and attend 2 hours of professional development throughout each semester of employment)
The TESOL GA is responsible for the following –
- Maintaining and revising any relevant resources regarding writing in English as a learned language
- Facilitating a training event (alongside the Writing Center Coordinator) regarding working with L2 writers for internal use only
Forms & More Information
- Graduate Assistantship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are currently open.
- Download an application here.
- If you want more in-depth questions with more developed answers about the application, the position, the work of a writing consultant, and the process of learning how to be a consultant, click: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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