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Students in the Writing Center The Brainard Writing Center is hiring writing fellows for next semester. Writing fellows hold one-on-one writing conferences with members of the Carthage community and discuss writing strategies in a variety of genres including: papers for Intellectual Foundations and courses across the curriculum; thesis papers; and personal essays for jobs, grad school, law school, or medical school applications. Fellows write a summary of each conference that is often shared with faculty. They also collaborate in establishing and maintaining the Writing Center’s objectives and procedures and conducting outreach workshops.

Job Requirements

  • Strong writing skills
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Able to work at least 5 hours per week
  • Committed to helping others

We are seeking applicants from all majors (science and math majors too). All fellows take part in a full semester of paid training that includes reading, observing, and co-tutoring so you don’t need prior tutoring experience.

How to apply

To apply, interested students should submit, using this application form, a cover letter explaining why you’d like to work in the Writing Center and how you will benefit from the opportunity, an example of your academic writing from a Carthage course, and the assignment it was responding to no later than Friday, Nov. 12. Your writing sample will be assessed by the Writing Center director and (anonymously) by experienced writing fellows. This assessment is based on the Carthage College Writing Rubric.

Please share two recommendations. At least one must be from a current Carthage faculty member familiar with your writing. Recommenders should fill out a recommendation form by Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Note: Though it is not required, you should consider taking part in a Writing Center appointment prior to your application. The experience of meeting with a writing fellow will provide an important perspective on what the Writing Center does.

The job description and application form can also be found on Handshake


Brainard Writing Center


Heather Carroll,