Pros: development of management, research, and critical thinking skills
Cons: lack of benefits such as insurance or healthcare
A typical day would entail reviewing academic papers from professors across the country who desire publication in the journal. For example, I would have to edit the papers including the references to ensure correct style. In addition, I would research and prepare presentations on projects such as the consumer price index. I did not only assist the professors with grading the examinations, but also assisted with invigilation of them.
I developed my critical thinking skills even more as well as management skills as a result of the different projects such as business forums we helped to present. These projects allowed me to better cultivate the software available. Most of the my duties necessitated working with colleagues to ensure the success of the project. I learned to to delegate to ensure quality use of time and skills. The hardest part of the job was balancing my work life with my student life since I had a full complement of classes.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the autonomy and empowerment I had to complete and initiate the projects.