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Do You Want to be a Communication Consultant?


Communication Consultants at the University Speaking Center provide collaborative consultation, instructional workshops, and orientation tours. Our consultation services include one-on-one or group assistance in organizing, outlining, presenting, managing public speaking anxiety, group presentations, interpersonal skills and more for both on- and off-campus speakers. Consultants provide instruction and feedback in the areas of public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication.

Undergraduate students interested in becoming a Communication Consultant must complete CST 390 the academic course of study attached to our hands on training. To apply for CST 390 admission you’ll need to provide proof of a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher, a faculty recommendation letter which speaks to your interpersonal communication skills and desire to help others, and a letter of personal interest that indicates (after you complete CST 390) a minimum of a one year commitment to a paid position or a one semester, 90-hour internship (CST 412).

The application materials should be emailed to:


After reviewing application materials, an interview may be set up with one of our directors or a senior staff member. Once the interview is complete a pink add slip might be given to the student allowing them to register for CST 390. Interview does not guarantee instructor permission for registration.

Consultant candidates take this CST 390 class which focuses on peer-to-peer tutoring and workshop development as they are acting Junior Consultants. Upon successful completion of this course and approval by the director, the consultant candidates can become paid consultants for two semester scheduled based on availability around their classes and other commitments. Consultant candidates also have the option to do a for-credit internship for a semester instead of becoming a paid consultant for two. CST 390 introduces the particulars of peer-to-peer tutoring, public speaking, interpersonal communication, group communication, and the development and facilitation of training workshops.

Communication consultants can have any major but should have strong interpersonal communication skills, enjoy working with others, have a genuine desire to help others, wish to further their leadership skills, and take pride in professional development. The CST 390 class is offered in both the spring and fall semesters. If you have general questions about working at the speaking center or CST 390 call 336-256-1346 and ask to speak with the manager.

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