Students who have proven themselves to be outstanding in their field may also have the opportunity to serve as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant or TA.
TA's assist faculty in a variety of ways, including administrative aspects of the course, facilitating class discussions, holding office hours, assisting in laboratories, hands-on research activities, and others. Check listings at Career Services, ask at department offices, or e-mail professors to ask about opportunities before the start of the semester. Please click here to view a list of departments in CALS.
"After being a Teaching Assistant for almost two years I have realized just how fantastic the opportunity to teach really is. It is an excellent way to gain leadership experience and also a great way to meet new people. It is always a great feeling when you know your students leave the classroom knowing skills and information that they didn't prior to entering. The opportunity to be a TA for a CALS class is an awesome opportunity and I am extremely glad that I had the chance to experience it." -Doug Klein
"Being a Teaching Assistant is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. I never thought that I would have the confidence to stand up in front of first year students and be viewed as an "authority figure". I think the most important things I have taken from this experience are definitely the confidence boost, the mentoring and people skills, and also how to be a professional. If anyone ever gets the chance to be a TA, especially for the CALS Foundation Courses, I would highly recommend it." -Liz LaVallee
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