Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 9 July 2017
Being a TA is a great way for students to earn income while developing many skills, such as presentation abilities, providing feedback and constructive criticism, as well as developing engaging lesson plans.
Student Caller (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 28 June 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job is to talk to alumni about their experiences in school and their life after, as well as high school students who are incredibly eager to go to SFU. Their enthusiasm is encouraging which makes my day. Unfortunately, there are times when they do not feel like listening to a phone call, especially one that is asking them for money. In these cases, I would assure that the purpose of the call is not simply raising money but to reconnect with alumni too. This increases the chances of successfully convincing alumni to donate.
Student Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 1 May 2017
Although the pay is typically low, it is great for students who are taking the job more for the experience, not so much for the financial aspect of it. SFU does provide a joyful environment in which students can develop life skills at work and have fun at the same time. One gets to meet all kinds of amazing people and make lots of connections.
Indigenous Co-op Coordinator (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 19 April 2017
This is a newly created role, marketing is the biggest hurdle, finding access to students is a process but worth it. I truly enjoyed it here, unfortunately it is based on contract. I need job stability that will allow me to enjoy my holidays and benefits with my family.
Usher (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 11 April 2017
a typical day at work includes greeting and ushering patrons to their seats. there was good management, very helpful. the hardest part of the job is not having enough work shifts. the most enjoyable part of the job was learning about different cultures
Teaching students and making them understand felt good.
Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Courses (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 7 January 2017
I TA'd for a whole bunch of courses and it was always fun working with professors and students. Teaching students helps you learn a lot of the minute details which you often miss when you are just studying on your own. It was a good practise for my coding skills.
Student Technician and Technical Lead (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 December 2016
This position was by far and away my favorite. In this job I got to do all the fun networking I thought I would never work with again. Fiber hubs, amps, ONTs, headends the whole 9 yards I can't say enough good things about this job.
Productive and fun job as a Physics Outreach Assistant
Physics Outreach Assistant (Current Employee) – British Columbia – 13 December 2016
During working periods, communication was an asset during outreach sessions which were conducted on physics experiments as well as during surveys. I improved upon my communication skill in an academic tone and my knowledge on excel spreadsheets, improved with every survey data i analyzed. My supervisor was open-minded and understanding. Everything initially seemed hard, and all new to me, but I improved with every passing moment of the job. Networking with the MS, PhD and even some Physics Professors were the most adorable moment of the job.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 20 November 2016
- Consistent and manageable hours - Salary is flat rate - Management and co-workers depends on your instructor and other TAs - Hardest part is clearly communicating steps and solution to learning material - Most enjoyable is engaging with students about their personal interests