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For Minors

Minor in Writing Advising

To help you achieve your goals for the Minor and assure your progress through the portfolio archiving process, you should plan to meet at least once each semester with an advisor to discuss your academic plan, assess your progress, and get answers to any questions you may have. Graduating Minors must meet with their advisors in the semester before graduation to complete their Minor Release form. Advisors are also available to review your work in Gateway and Capstone courses.

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Setting up an advising appointment

When logging in to our reservation system, choose Minor in Writing (MIW ONLY) under Choose a Schedule if you are scheduling an advising appointment or working on Gateway or Capstone coursework.

For other U-M classes, please choose Fall 2018 under Choose a Schedule.

Summer Internships for Graduating Minors

The Sweetland Center for Writing seeks applicants for two paid summer internships from mid-May through mid-August. Applicants must be 2018 graduates or seniors in Fall 2018 and have completed Writing 220 or Writing 301. Interns work 15-20 hours per week between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, and earn $12/hour.

Interns work closely with each other and Sweetland staff and faculty on several writing center initiatives, which may include but are not limited to: 

  • visiting classes and campus organizations to promote Sweetland services; 
  • collaborating on special projects (e.g. audio and video podcasts, text for website, Peer Writing Consultant Program materials, Minor in Writing materials, online writing and tutoring resources, etc.); and 
  • and other projects dependent on the interns’ specific interests and skills. 

Some general office work, such as filing and making copies, may also be required. 

Desired qualifications
Interns should possess excellent oral and written communication skills; be able to multitask, prioritize, think creatively, take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively, and be proactive, innovative, organized, and intellectually curious. 

Strong interest in composition studies and writing center work, good design sense, and strong new media skills are required. Experience conducting research is desired. Familiarity with some of the following applications preferred: Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Apps, and iMovie.

How to apply

Complete the following application

Deadline to apply: April 9th 8am
Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. All applicants will be notified of our decisions by Friday, April 27, 2018.

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