Online Application

Are you interested in becoming a writing consultant for the Western Oregon University Writing Center? You've come to the right place!

Completing the application below is the first step in our hiring process. The second step is to submit writing samples and a resume. After reading your thoughtful responses to these questions, we will let you know whether or not we would like to see those samples. Please review the entire application before starting, because you cannot save your answers and return later to complete it. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 503.838.8286, or email us at

Thank you, good luck, and Write On!

Personal Information

Name: *
Local Address: *
Local / Cell Phone Number: *
Email Address: *
Major and Minor: *
Anticipated Graduation Year: *
Class Standing: *
Work Study: *

Student ID Number: *

Written Responses

Please provide a brief, thoughtful, and thorough response to each of the following questions.

What courses and / or experiences have prepared you for writing in your discipline?: *
What special qualities / discipline-specific skills do you possess that will make you an exemplary consultant?: *
How well are you able to analyze another student's work?: *
Do you have any previous training / experience in tutoring?: *
Have you ever utilized the Writing Center? If "yes," tell us about your experience(s). If "no," why not?: *
How do you think working in the Writing Center will benefit you as a writer and as a student?: *

Aside from your academic plans, tell us about your plans and obligations for the next fall, winter, and spring.
For example, what extracurricular commitments will be part of your life? Will you be involved in any groups or organizations on campus or in the community? Will you be employed?

Digital Composition

At the Writing Center, we value two things most in our tutors: writing ability and people skills. These are weighted equally as we consider potential writing consultants. Every year, the Writing Center is virtually inundated with applications to join our family, but we only have a limited number of openings. This digital composition is your opportunity to be creative and give us a first impression of why we should invite you to join our team in 60 seconds or less.

If you are looking for a little more guidance, here are a couple links to previous applicants’ compositions: and

If you have trouble uploading the video, let us know and we would be happy to help!

YouTube URL: *

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