Each spring, the College Writing Program hires WAs for the following fall semester. This is the only time of year CWP accepts WA applications.
Candidates must be on campus when interviews are scheduled in late March or early April (sorry, we cannot interview candidates who are studying abroad in the spring). Once hired, WAs must be able to begin work in the fall, starting with a mandatory orientation program the day before classes begin.
WA assignments are for one semester only (mostly fall). However, WAs who perform satisfactorily and remain in good standing with CWP may remain on our roster until they graduate and will receive first consideration for any available assignments.
If you enjoy writing, talking about writing, and helping other writers, then you should apply to be a WA. We accept majors from any department. Applicants with significant course work in biology, psychology, economics, or engineering are welcome.
As a WA, you will spend an average of six hours a week (some weeks will be much busier) helping students from a variety of departments with their writing assignments. You will also attend workshops and weekly staff meetings. WAs are paid a fixed stipend per semester.