Apply to be a WML Consultant

About the Application

Students currently enrolled in the undergraduate day program are eligible to apply to be a Writing & Media Lab Consultant. Your first semester as a WML Consultant will be dedicated to on-boarding and on-the-job training, in addition to group training meetings with other new trainees. First-year students may not apply until after they have completed at least one full semester at Furman (exceptions might be made for transfer students; email with questions).

The application form will ask you:

  • Why you want to be a Consultant
  • To describe a time you either taught someone a new skill or learned a new skill yourself
  • To provide the name of a faculty reference (it’s polite to let them know you will be listing them as a reference, so that they are not surprised to hear from us!)
  • To provide a writing sample

The deadline to apply to for Fall 2022 is Friday, May 6, 2022.

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Please be prepared to submit a writing sample with your application.

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Training Requirements for New Consultants

All Writing & Media Lab Consultants must satisfactorily complete a semester-long training course during their first semester of employment to continue working as a Writing & Media Lab Consultant in subsequent semesters. Our training course is structured much like an internship: trainees work regular hours (usually 3-4 hours per week) while completing readings, assignments, and periodic meetings to deepen their understanding of how to help with writing and multimedia projects.

The readings and assignments are designed so that you can complete them while you are at work. We know you’re busy, so we do our best to make sure that your training can be completed during your scheduled work hours.

New Consultants-in-training are expected to attend eight training sessions (you’ll get paid to attend these!) on topics such as learning theories, tutoring methods, the writing process, and multimedia composition. Training sessions are spread out over the semester, usually meeting every two or three weeks. The meeting day and time are determined based on trainee availability each semester. We’ll do our best to work around your schedule.

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