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Interested in writing for CollegeXpress.com? Read on to learn all about our Student Writers Program and how you can apply!

At CollegeXpress, we're always looking for talented high school and college student writers to join our team! If you love writing, have lots of wisdom to share, and want to build your online portfolio, you should write for CollegeXpress.

Who we're looking for

We’re looking for high school and college student journalists to write about…well, college! Our student writers have the chance to share their advice and personal experiences with their peers on CollegeXpress.com. Students interested in or currently majoring in Journalism, English, Creative Writing, or related fields may be particularly well suited, but anyone with strong writing abilities is welcome.

What you would write about

Basically anything related to college or the college search is fair game: study tips, campus visit advice, internships, the scholarship search, majors, your own college search experience—the stuff you care about. You’ll find lots of examples on the Articles & Advice page of our site.

You can pitch your own ideas or write from designated assignments, submitting on a schedule that works for you. You can contribute as much as you can (most students choose a monthly or bimonthly submission schedule), working with the CollegeXpress Editorial team to hone your writing through edits and feedback. If you're accepted to the program and choose to join, we hope you’ll be able to contribute content ideally for two months—but of course you can stop at any time, do a one-time guest post, or continue submitting articles as long as you like!

Great résumé experience!

These assignments are unpaid (kind of like an unpaid internship); however, you would get ample exposure and awesome résumé experience. CollegeXpress sees around 500,000 unique visitors each month, and our college newsletters reach 700,000 students every two weeks. We’ll also share your posts on our social media channels

How to apply

Interested in applying? You can fill out the form on this page or send a message to ccarter@collegexpress.com, and please include a writing sample (a link, PDF, Word Document, or Google Doc). We’d prefer to see your creative or news writing abilities, so please send along an article, blog post, creative essay, short story, or similar content. We’ll be in touch with you soon after you apply. We can't wait to hear from you! 

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