teacher assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa – March 31, 2014
Cons: lots of prep work
usually it is 3 hour long shifts, that start with a presentation for the students to explain the lab procedure they were going to perform, then help the students set their station and perform their experiments answer all their question regarding the chemical reaction, after lab reports and assignments. I learned how to be prepared and meet the deadlines – more... for marking and returning assignments and exams, also learned management skills through supervising over twenty students. In addition I gained skill in team work to insure the students learn well. the hardest part of the job was preparing for the class and for all sort of questions, how ever teaching and helping others was very enjoyable – less
Student Caller (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – March 19, 2014
A typical day would be calling various alumni and/or parents to ask for their support towards particular funding.
I learned skills of sales and fundraising. My co-workers were great! The hardest part of the job was facing rejection of people telling you no. The most enjoyable part of the job were the weekly shift challenges, monthly themes and incentives.
Geotechnical and Research Field Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – February 12, 2014
Pros: working outside
I worked as a Research assistant for a Hydrologist. I worked outside most of the time in a beautiful park and in a wetland. I learned all about Collection of water samples for Mercury sensitivity, cycling, and impact within the lakes and watershed. Collection of fish tissue samples for Mercury bioaccumulation. Storage of water and fish samples and timely dispatch – more... to laboratories for analysis. Collection of lake and stream water samples for Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), Ions, Absorbance, Fluorescence, Chlorophyll, and Isotopes. YSI Sonde, Diver water level loggers, and Secci data collection. Processing and analyzing Chlorophyll concentration.. I worked with other students and professors. – less
Residence Fellow (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – November 4, 2013
Earned an incredible opportunity to exercise my leadership and team working skills as a residence fellow. I met dozens of freshmen who lived in my building and elsewhere around campus that came from all over the world with so many stories and experiences. I managed a floor and organized events and maintained a healthy environment by moderating arguments – more... and resolving them effectively. – less
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – August 14, 2013
Pros: deal with new people and find new challenges every day.
Cons: too many emails from the union manager.
Super rewarding helping students learn, watching them grasp concepts. Prepare and run labs and tutorial sessions as well as correct weekly assignments and midterms. Also had a great opportunity to lead design teams for a fourth year engineering project, developing a power station turbine. The hardest part of the job was getting up SUPER early for the – more... early morning sessions, but it was really rewarding helping kids understand concepts. – less
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – July 25, 2013
I am currently pursuing my degree and working on my research. I have learned a lot about the field I am working, mining, also I learned a lot about my capabilities during my degree. I am doing numerical modelling currently hence I can also work at home which is the main advantage. The hardest part about my job is that I am using a open-source program, – more... which people are not familiar with, and it may take few hours to run the code. – less
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – May 10, 2013
During my teaching assistant position throughout my Master’s Degree, where I assisted in the instruction of courses on Public Expenditures and Taxation which benefited from my precise communication skills.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – April 29, 2013
The professors I assisted were consistently well organized and helpful. They would provide marking schemes and very specific instructions about how to complete allocate marks. The administrative support staff have been consistently professional, helpful and friendly.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – March 12, 2013
Pros: excellent culture and progressive work environment
Carleton has worked very hard on its image and especially on its funding profile for Graduate level students. The results have been excellent and Carleton (or at least the Geography department where I am situated) is well run and well organized.
Technical Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – February 25, 2013
This is perhaps the best workplace environment I have worked at. My boss was very nice and taught me the basics of hardware and software. The environment and atmosphere there was amazing and well kept. Co-worker were nice and helpful during my time there. The hardest part of the job was when I spent hours on end trying to repair the damaged computers – more... and determining the problem. My favourite part is being able to learn and work with what I love, computers. – less