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Become a Consultant

First, second, and third-year students who have successfully completed Public Speaking (RHCS 100), Rhetorical Theory (RHCS 103), Interpreting Rhetorical Texts (RHCS 104), or oral-intensive course equivalent are eligible. Students who serve as speech consultants need not major or minor in rhetoric and communication studies, though they frequently enroll in rhetoric and communication classes for the depth it adds to their consulting and to their coursework overall.

Because of the time requirements for staff at the Speech Center, students who apply should maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their courses of study. Involvement in school activities and related tutoring experience is helpful. Faculty recommendations will be sought, and an interview with the Speech Center director is required.

Download a consultant application or request one at the Speech Center. Completed applications must be submitted no later than October 10 of each academic year. An interview will be scheduled when the application is submitted. Applicants will be notified of selection by late October. Approved applicants are responsible for registering for the Theory and Pedagogy seminar (RHCS 333) taught in the spring semester.

The number of applicants approved will vary each year, depending on staff requirements.