Student Employment Opportunities

The Writing and Learning Commons (WaLC) employs graduate and undergraduate students who are eligible for on-campus positions. Before you apply, please review carefully the responsibilities and qualifications for each position and verify your eligibility for on-campus student employment by reviewing the requirements listed on the work-study and/or non work-study student employment websites. 

Course Tutors

WaLC course tutors facilitate small-group review sessions for specific courses, assist students with developing effective study and self-management skills, and act as a liaison between students and faculty. Tutors have an opportunity to earn Tutor Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association to reinforce their own understanding of course material, to build relationships with course instructors, to develop strategies for effective studying, and to gain valuable professional work experience.

Writing Tutors

Writing Tutors collaborate with students from all classes and majors at every stage of the writing process. An English concentration is not required to become a writing tutor, but a willingness to learn is. The WaLC also provides the Writing Fellows program that addresses undergraduate writing needs by providing support in classes where faculty members have requested extra help for their students. Writing tutors may be assigned to the Writing Fellows program or may provide writing support to all classes.

Academic Skills Consultants (ASCs)

Academic Skills Consultants are successful students who are trained to deliver interactive learning skills workshops and one-on-one consultations to students at Western. Using guided discussions and hands-on activities, ASCs introduce students to effective strategies for time management, note taking, reading, studying, and test taking. In addition, ASCs represent the WaLC and the University at Orientation sessions and Open Houses. Students chosen to work as ASCs have an opportunity to improve their public speaking and interpersonal communication skills while reinforcing their own successful learning strategies.

  • Employment type: Work-Study or Non Work-Study.
  • Starting pay: $8.00/hour with increases available based on training, years of service, leadership roles, and participation in the annual WaLC Associates' Retreat.
  • Application deadline: Hiring of ASCs is typically conducted once a year, but applications are accepted year round.
  • How To Apply: Visit our ASC Responsibilities and Qualifications page for a complete job description and a link to our employment application.

Office Assistants (OAs)

Office Assistant positions are available only to students who have a Work Study allocation through the Financial Aid Office. OAs play an integral role in the efficient functioning of the WaLC. Students who are chosen to work as OAs have an opportunity to develop and to practice communication, organization, time management, and other professional skills that will benefit them in life beyond college.

  • Employment type: Work-Study only.
  • Starting pay: $7.50/hour with increases available based on training, years of service, leadership roles, and participation in the annual WaLC Associates' Retreat.
  • Application deadline: Hiring is typically conducted at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, but applications are accepted year round.
  • How To Apply: Visit our Office Assistant Responsibilities and Qualifications page for a complete job description and a link to our employment application.
 

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