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Writing Center

Work for the Writing Center

If you enjoy the finer points of writing or public speaking, as well as helping others, a job at the Writing Center may be right for you! We hire undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and disciplines to work as consultants.

We are always looking for qualified applicants to join our staff, though we generally do not hire for a summer semester start date.

Candidates must:

  • be an active, degree-seeking Purdue Fort Wayne student;
  • have successfully completed at least one semester at Purdue Fort Wayne;
  • possess excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral-communication skills;
  • have completed ENGL 13100 and ENGL 23301 (or equivalent) with a B or higher; and
  • maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout your employment.

How do I apply?

Complete the online application on Handshake (search for Writing Center consultant ) or contact the Writing Center directly at

Your application for Writing Center Consultant must include:

  • A statement of intent (approximately 500 words) explaining why you wish to work in the center, how your skills and knowledge can help your peers, and why you feel you would be a great addition to our team.
  • Two Purdue Fort Wayne faculty recommendations from professors familiar with your writing. Please be sure the recommendations discuss your writing ability, and how the instructor feels you would be beneficial to the campus as a consultant.
  • Two writing samples, at least one with extensive citations (no group papers).
  • A current unofficial PFW transcript.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at