After having been a part-time employee at the Writing Centre, Jan Waldschutz was appointed as a full-time staff member. She revealed that, “I am absolutely delighted to become a full-time writing consultant at the Writing Centre. I really enjoy helping students with their written assignments and I love every aspect of this job. I’m very passionate about writing and teaching so this role is a great fit for me.”
Waldschutz isn’t a new face at UNB. Other than being a part-time member of the Writing Centre for ten years, she has formerly been a research assistant, a lecturer for a course on American foreign policy, as well as the program coordinator for spring and summer sessions.
Waldschutz is passionate about helping students improve their writing, telling the Baron that she is “really looking forward to being on campus in the daytime, where [she] will meet even more students and see some familiar faces among faculty and staff members.” Previously, Waldschutz only worked for the Writing Centre during evenings and weekends.
When asked about how it feels to now be a full-time member of the UNBSJ team, Waldschutz said, “[UNB Saint John] is a very friendly campus and I really enjoy being in this environment. Everyone who works at UNB is here to help students succeed, and it’s nice to [be a] part of that effort.”
Regarding her role at the Writing Centre, Waldschutz explained that, “We [the staff] help students with their writing assignments at every stage of the writing process. […] Depending on the needs of each student, we provide advice on all aspects of writing including grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure, paragraphing, proper formatting and citation of sources (APA, MLA and Chicago Style) as well as research, thesis development, [avoiding] plagiarism, overall structure, tone, content and persuasiveness.”
The Writing Centre isn’t just for academic writing, however. Waldschutz states that they “[also] help with cover letters, resumes, and graduate school essays. In addition, we help faculty members; support orientation activities; and make presentations to classes upon request.”
For students interested in seeking Waldschutz’s assistance with their academic writing, her present office hours are Monday – Friday, from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Students can make arrangements via email (Jan.Waldschutz@unb.ca) or by booking an appointment through the Writing Centre. The Writing Centre’s full hours are from 9am to 9pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9am to 5pm Fridays.