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Apply to Be a Fellow

The Graduate School Writing Center generally invites applications for Writing and Oral Communication Fellows each spring.   

Are you the person your classmates always seek out to read a draft or provide feedback on a paper or a presentation? Then consider applying to be a Writing or Oral Communication Fellow in the Graduate School Writing Center. Fellows are (typically advanced) graduate students who have a solid foundation of academic communication in their disciplines and an aptitude for peer support. Past experience with writing centers, oral communication support, peer review, or other student support is desirable but not required. Fellows are trained and work two-four hours a week during the semester and are compensated for their time. 

Writing and Oral Communication Fellows:

  • Commit to work one-on-one with graduate students for one or two appointments a week (each one hour appointment also includes one hour of preparation time).
  • Facilitate workshops, weekly write-ins, and small groups with the program director.
  • Are personable and supportive.
  • Meet once a month with other fellows and the program director for training and support.
  • Select and develop a communication-in-the-disciplines project over the course of the semester.

Writing and Oral Communication Fellows are highly valued by the Graduate School and by their departments. Selection as a fellow indicates exceptional performance in a student’s field and notable potential as a future faculty member and/or practicing professional.

To apply, submit a writing sample of work in your discipline (preferably over 10 pages), a letter of interest that addresses how you demonstrate the attributes outlined above, and a current CV to Dr. Linda Macri. You will also need to secure one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (ideally your dissertation director) and one brief confirmation that you are a student in good standing from the director of graduate studies in your department or program (a simple email of a couple of sentences, sent directly from the recommender). For more information, contact Dr. Macri.

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