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Would you like to work in the Communication Center?
The majority of Center staff are students!
Students get great hands-on work experience as a tutor, while also earning academic credit through COMM 198.
We are the only Center on campus that offers Certified Tutor Training through the National Association of Communication Centers (NACC), part of the National Communication Association (NCA). All students who complete a semester in the COMM Center receive a certificate from the NACC.
All SJSU students are welcome to apply to work in the COMM Center as a Speech Coach or Writing Consultant. Keep reading for details on each position and how to apply.
Submit a résumé through our online application form. No prior tutoring experience is needed. We will review your application and follow up with your reference. If accepted, we will send you information about our training and an add code for COMM 198.
Working in the COMM Center fulfills one unit of COMM 198 (Applied activity) and may be repeated a second semester to complete the full 198 COMM Studies requirement; students typically complete one unit per semester through the COMM Center. For more information about the course, see the COMM 198 Syllabus. Each unit of 198 requires 50 hours of work, which includes the training and 3-hour weekly tutoring shifts.
COMM Center Speech Coaches primarily provide support for students learning the art of public speaking. Speech Coaches are proficient public speakers, who are eager to share their knowledge of oratory with others. Speech Coaches tutor three hours per week in the COMM Center, serving students who seek help with speeches and speech outlining.
COMM Center Writing Consultants are avid wordsmiths with a love for the written language. They are successful writers, who have earned a B+ or higher in COMM 100W and garnered an instructor's recommendation. Writing Consultants tutor writing in the COMM Center and they also work on an individual writing project.