Undergraduate Studio Assistant Application

Thank you for your interest in working with us! Please complete all parts of this application and make sure you see a confirmation page after submitting the form. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 15.

The application has three main parts:

1. General Information
2. Resume and Academic Writing Sample
3. Short Answer Questions (We recommend drafting your short answer questions in a separate document that you can save in case your internet connection gets interrupted while filling out the form.)

Note that to apply, you must have at least 1 year remaining at WWU (Graduate Spring 2023 or later) and must be able to participate in paid professional development in Fall.

Don't hesitate to ask us more about what our work is like or get tips from us on finalizing your resume!

If you have any questions about the application process, email rws@wwu.edu.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

This is your Student ID
Please use the format "Quarter Year". For example, Spring 2024.
Reference Information
Please enter information for a professional reference. We may contact this reference as a part of the hiring process. 
Work Study is not required for employment
We require all new hires to take part in in-depth professional development during their first two quarters. Depending on WWU operations, this training could take place online or in-person for 3 hours per week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:20pm.
Please attach an up-to-date resumé that includes relevant educational, work, and volunteer experiences. If you don't have a resume, chat with us online or visit in-person and we'll help you write one!
One file only.
16 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
Please attach a research-based writing sample that demonstrates your ability to understand and use sources, organize ideas, and make a main claim (a.k.a a thesis). We also accept presentations, posters, podcasts, or other multi-modal compositions. Note that we are evaluating your ability to reflect on this sample in one of the questions below, not on the quality of the sample itself.
One file only.
16 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav.
We value the ability to reflect on writing as much as the writing itself. Please show us your reflective thinking by writing an introduction statement for the writing sample you chose to share with us.

Include reflection about your thesis, organization, evidence, research process, and anything else that will help us understand how you make decisions as a researcher/writer.
Briefly describe an experience where you engaged in speaking and listening, such as in a class discussion, presentation, or important conversation. What are some of the things you did, actions or approaches you took, to communicate with others? What did you do that was most important in that situation and why? If you thought it could have gone better, what would you do differently next time to make that happen?

Note that if you communicate through sign language or in other nonverbal ways this is meant to be included in our definition of speaking and listening.
We’ve all had times when we have done, or wish we had said or done something about injustice or inequity. Please describe how you hope to engage with others on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Include a specific example to illustrate your approach. You can use a real example from your own experiences, or create an imaginary scenario. Describe how you would respond and why.

With this question, we are hoping to get a sense of the emerging skills and knowledge you have about interacting with others that would help you support justice and equity as a member of the Studio.
Please describe a time when you supported someone’s learning process (you can choose an example about learning for any skill, not just academic skills). What did you do and why? If you thought it could have gone better, what would you do differently next time to make that happen?