Program in Writing & Communication

The Rice University Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) oversees the Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) and several academic programs, including the First-Year Writing Intensive Seminars, credit-bearing courses for international graduate students, and courses that teach students how to communicate in their chosen disciplines.
 
It provides students and faculty with the tools they need to communicate effectively through writing, speaking, and visual presentations. Their staff and peer consultants offer individual appointments as well as workshops and online resources to meet our students' and faculty's needs. They prepare students for success in the classroom, boardroom, and beyond.
 
Current Rice Ph.D. students may apply for roles as CAPC communication consultants. Consultants will gain useful teaching skills and also will hone their own communication skills.
 
Current Rice Ph.D. candidates may apply to be graduate instructors and teaching assistants in the First-year Writing Intensive Seminars (FWIS) program. These opportunities provide valuable pedagogical training and opportunities for professional development.