Writing & Reading Center Employment

Working as a Reader in the Writing & Reading Center (WRC) is an opportunity that provides academic and professional growth. Not just for English majors, the WRC gives all employees experience mentoring fellow students, engaging with a variety of writing assignments across the college's academic disciplines, facilitating small group workshops, presenting at academic conferences, and preparing for multiple careers. Successful WRC Readers are not only adept at writing, but are able to communicate effectively with fellow students.

Readers must have completed English 111 and 112 (or the equivalent) and receive a recommendation from an instructor (for current NMC students, preferably their ENG 112 instructor). Scheduled on a regular weekly basis for a given semester, hours are flexible around WRC readers' class schedules and can occur any time that the WRC is open. Student employees cannot work more than 20 hours a week, though the average in the WRC is closer to 10. Training will be provided for all employees both before each semester and throughout the year. See the job description (PDF) for more information.

Based on ENG 111 and 112 faculty recommendations, applications to work as a new student reader in the WRC for the 2022-23 school year are being taken now. Prospective applicants will need to complete an in-house WRC application (via Google form), submit two writing samples for review, and interview with the WRC Director and Director of Tutoring as initial steps in the application process. If you have any questions about the application process, please email Judy Chu, WRC Director, at jchu@nmc.edu for details.