Do I have to be in the Honors College to join The Pulse?
No, but we do look for staff members with a high level of academic performance, usually reflected in a GPA of at least 3.5.
How much time is required?
This varies through the semester depending on what the submission cycle. At peak times, Pulse activities may require something like 4-5 hours a week. The average time commitment for editorial board members is probably about 2-3 hours a week, and for public relations and technical staff members about 1-2 hours a week. Public relations and technical staff members tend to be busier at the beginning and end of the semesters, while the peak time for the editorial board is usually about the middle third of the semester.
Are there any paid positions for The Pulse?
No. At this time and for the foreseeable future, all Pulse positions are volunteer.
What majors are you looking for?
We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic people in all majors. Students majoring in the humanities, the life sciences, the social sciences, and other fields are welcome to apply and are equally considered.
Are the weekly meetings required?
No. Meetings are usually about once per month, with most work with editing and public relations being done on your own schedule.
I'm going to be studying abroad one semester next year. Can I still apply?
Yes. You can still apply, but please notify the president (Grayson_Jackson@baylor.edu) of your impending abroad status. Pulse responsibilities can be handled electronically.
I'm in the Honors Program. Can I still get Honors credits for joining The Pulse?
Yes. One year of service on The Pulse staff earns you one lower-level Honors credit. You can earn more than one credit, commensurate with the length of your service on the staff.