Paid to study and we had a ping pong table
Course Assistant in the School of Nursing (Former Employee) – Henderson, NV – June 14, 2017
There was no typical day. You attended classes you had already passed, reviewed the material before hand, and then prepared an activity to help the students apply what the professor had lectured on. This required a lot of time management to ensure only covering material the professor had lectured on, sources needed to be sited/provided, and still study for your own classes (because you required a B+ to C.A. for a class).
However, the single hardest part was coming up with creative activities that kept the students engaged. Most games worked, but doing the same games each week got old fast.
The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with other nursing students a semester behind myself. I attended numerous awards ceremonies were I saw "my students" receiving awards for their hard work and diligence.
The work place culture was mainly other "A-type personality" students managed by two very "chill" school employees. It created a nice balance of productivity, cooperation and fun. If a student worker (C.A.) felt overwhelmed with school, home or work, they were strongly encouraged to take a day for themselves (helping to maintain a healthy work/life balance).
free meal/snack at most meetings
Plan the whole semester out within the first week of class to avoid scheduling conflicts.