Fantastic experience for students.
Pros: works around school schedule, fantastic experience.
Cons: low pay, potentially long grading hours.
I began working for the Physics and Astronomy department as a laboratory assistant as soon as I began learning there. Basically, I taught physics labs for students in the introductory series and low-level physics GURs. I helped run experiments, grade labs, and manage a classroom of up to 27 college students.
I loved the teaching and experiments. The – more... grading was the least enjoyable part of the experience. My peers and professor supervisors were fantastic. This position really brought me into the Physics department community. – less