Last Updated: Feb 12, 2020
Our fifth annual Student Writers Program is now underway, and we're 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.
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 would I 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 here on the site.
You can pitch your own ideas or write from designated assignments, submitting on a schedule that works for you. Starting at the end of February, you’ll contribute throughout the spring as much as you can, working with the CollegeXpress editorial team to hone your writing through edits and feedback. You would even have the opportunity to continue writing for us during the summer and into the fall.
Would I get paid?
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.
Where do I apply?
Interested in applying? Just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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've extended the deadline to Friday, February 21, 2020, and we’ll be in touch with you soon after. We can't wait to hear from you!