Productive and rewarding, yet relaxed
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) – Salem, NC – March 9, 2016
Being a Teacher's Assistant was immensely fulfilling on both a personal and professional level. The days were malleable but nevertheless had a loose structure. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I would help students with any problems they were having (both academically and personally) and help grade assignments, quizzes, and tests. Occasionally, I would also lecture the class. I would consider this the most rewarding part of the job. Tuesdays and Thursdays were reserved for editing the new Constitutional Law book my professor was co-authoring. This involved digging through hundreds of cases, deciding which ones were most important, and then editing those cases down. Editing cases required me to excise any extraneous information while still retaining key facts and the core argument. Although difficult and sometimes tedious, this also was incredibly rewarding; strengthening not only my analytical abilities and research capabilities, but also my patience. I had no other co-workers, but my professor was generous, understanding, and affable. Both as a teacher and a researcher.
Casual workplace, opportunity to help others
Long hours sifting through dry legal cases