Do you have a good rapport with teenagers? Do you enjoy helping students improve their writing? Do you like hearing and sharing great stories? If you answered “yes,” you might enjoy helping high school kids with college essays (or you might be someone who compulsively responds with an emphatic “yes!” to any question posed to you).
Our Irvine, CA office is hiring college essay specialists.
What exactly is a college essay specialist?
Our college essay specialists meet with high school kids to help those students find their best stories for their college application essays. Essay specialists then review the students’ drafts and provide written feedback. We do not write essays for students or take creative license in any way, as doing so would not only be wrong, but would also actually prevent kids from being accepted to college.
Five things potential essay specialists should know
1. Employment is seasonal from June-November.
2. We need people approximately 4-12 hours per week (specific days and hours are flexible).
3. Hourly pay is approximately $25 depending on the specific work you’re doing.
4. While editing may be done from home, essay specialists must be willing to commute to our Irvine, CA office 1-3 times per week to meet with students.
5. We will provide the necessary training on our essay process.
Who is Collegewise?
We’re a college counseling company who believes that while going to college is important, going to a famous college is not. Our college counselors show families just how many great colleges are out there, help relieve their anxieties, and try to inject some much needed perspective into the college admissions process. Since 1999, we’ve helped over 3000 students attend 800 different colleges. We encourage kids to be themselves, to do what they love, and to strongly reconsider writing a college essay about how volunteering on one blood drive taught them the importance of serving humanity. You can learn more about us on our website.
Is there anything else you should know before you apply?
Our essay specialists who are great at this job have a background in teaching, tutoring, writing, and/or editing. They love the convenience of editing from home but also relish the opportunity to meet face-to-face with high school kids in our offices a few hours a week. They would never get angry with a student who accidentally left a modifier dangling, but would likely refuse on principle to order food at a restaurant whose menu used the wrong version of “your.” They’re smart, cool, and frankly, quite pleasant to be around.
How to apply
If your interest is piqued, get to know us a little better by looking around our website. Find out more about what we do, who you’d be working with and what we believe. If you like what you read and think you could find a professional home here, please send a resume and cover letter to Allison Cummings, Director, at email@example.com. We don’t play generic here. Like a great college essay, we think a great cover letter should help us get to know who you really are and what makes you tick. We love style and panache. So don’t be afraid to be yourself (smart, thoughtful, or maybe even funny). No calls, please. And here are a few totally unsolicited tips for job-seekers.
We hope to hear from you. And if we don't, we hope you find the perfect professional fit someplace else.