The University Center for Writing-based Learning has officially opened the hiring season for the 2011/12 Academic Year.

DePaul undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming a peer writing tutor should complete an application by noon on Monday, April 18, 2011.

As a peer writing tutor, you would have the opportunity to work with writers from every corner of the university on diverse writing projects.

As a peer writing tutor, you would also join a community of compassionate and intellectually curious colleagues.

I think working as a peer writing tutor is one of the best jobs you can have at DePaul. If you don’t want to just take this Director’s word on it, I offer you two key pieces of evidence to support my claim:

1. Students love our peer writing tutors. In 2010, students rated the UCWbL as their most preferred resource at DePaul (2010 ACT Advising Survey).

2. Current UCWbLers love their job. Just read the posts on this blog about the new tutor experience to see how and why current staff find the UCWbL a rewarding place to work.

If you would like to learn more about becoming an UCWbL peer writing tutor, please visit our website and, if possible, stop by one of our informational Open Houses offered on two different days:

  1. Friday, April 8, 12-1 pm in the Lincoln Park Writing Center (250 McGaw Hall). Lunch will be provided.
  2. Tuesday, April 12, 3-4 pm in the Loop Writing Center (1600 Lewis). Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

Lauri Dietz, UCWbL Director, ldietz@depaul.edu