It has been excellent working as a teaching assistant for University of South Florida. The hours are flexible, and the work has been rewarding. I am planning to be a TA for the remainder of my time as a graduate student.
I have been very blessed to be an Online Spanish 1 TA. USF really looks out for their graduate students and provides many employment opportunities. Spanish online allows us to learn about new materials, engage with students through CANVAS and learn about programs like VHL and WILEY. The professors are caring and truly extend themselves to ensure the students are taken care of. Teaching online has given me the opportunity to apply the skills I have in teaching as well as Spanish language.
paid tuition waiver, flexible hours for online teaching, stipend, caring staff, apply what I learn in class to teaching
A typical day at work varies from teaching gross anatomy to students to helping students with dissection to performing dissections to cleaning the lab. Workplace culture is laid back yet appropriate and respectable. The most enjoyable part of the job is the ability to learn daily.
I learnt a lot while working here. Since I moved from India, I didn't have the work culture exposure of the States. Found out to be pretty chilled. Co-workers were helpful in all aspects. A very smart and fun manager. Hardest part of the job was to learn the hand on experience of micro controllers and power supply board. But as time passed I excelled in those devices.
Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 17, 2017
The position was initiated through Workforce. Workforce initially paid my salary. It gave me an opportunity to see how I fit into the environment and also gave the employer the ability to see my skills and how I could benefit the organization. The company offered me a permanent position when Workforce no longer responsible for my salary.
It was nice to be given a chance to show my skill set to the employer.
Workforce only paid $12/hour without benefits. The company laid off staff, due to needs of the business.
My typical day at work is about 2-3 hours a day. It is generally about discussing the problems that the masters students face in the class. then we go ahead and discuss how to resolve the issue. I used to help them with the subject work if they had any issues.
Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine Intern (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 10, 2017
Typical data including getting to work very early, occasionally before 5 am for training camps. Prior to practice interns were to set up practice facilities, during practice interns were to keep operations in order and check on players and reporting any possible injuries. After practices interns were in charge of dismantling all practice facilites.
Days with no breaks, long work days, low compensation
Reception/Administrative Support (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – December 22, 2016
This was a great place for me to work as an undergraduate. I was able to gain insight into the daily life of professors and advisers and what it is like to work in a university setting. In general, the environment was relaxed as I was checking in students for their appointments, setting up rooms for meetings, and helping students find their way through campus. When I first started at this job my main duty was to scan their documents and save them into their database.