The Drexel Writing Center hires undergraduate students to work as peer readers. In order to be eligible for hire, students must complete WRIT 210: Peer Reader in Context. This course focuses on reading and writing practices. Students engage in autobiographical explorations and examine writing center theory and practices. All majors are welcome to take WRIT 210 and apply to become peer readers.
For more information about the course and about working in the Drexel Writing Center, contact Janel McCloskey via email or at (215) 895-1799.
During the fall/winter and spring/summer co-op cycle, co-op students may apply for the Operations Manager position at the Drexel Writing Center. The ideal candidate will be motivated and take initiative. Strong communication, both written and oral, and organization skills are paramount. While the Operations Manager is an integral member of the DWC team, the candidate must be able to work independently on several projects. The Operations Manager is involved in all aspects of the day-to-day tasks of the Drexel Writing Center (DWC). The position will help the student develop organizational and analytical skills, including the ability to multi-task, problem- solve, communicate with various audiences, and supervise others. Tasks include, but are not limited to, overseeing the operations of the DWC, serving as the primary point of contact for the DWC, assisting Coordinator for Writing with data analysis and assessment of DWC work, advertising and public relations, and planning other events. Candidates for the Operations Manager position are encouraged to identify an aspect of the DWC and Drexel’s writing programs that they would like to focus on; with input from staff, they will be encouraged to develop a long-term project in this area.
Students can also apply to have a work-study job at the Drexel Writing Center. The work-study will assist the Operations Manager with daily tasks of running the Writing Center and assist with other, more challenging tasks throughout the term. This includes greeting visitors, directing students to whomever their appointment is with, further assisting students if needed and managing office supplies.