Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 10 February 2017
Trent University Durham’s 2016 incoming class is the largest in our 40+ year history. This fall, the university welcomed more than 400 new incoming students and bolstered the student body population to well over 1,000 students. As a result, more student-life activities have also been introduced, including an intercollegiate soccer program.
Small University that lacks graduate organizations
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 16 November 2016
Trent is a fairly disorganized place to work if you are a graduate student.
There is very little administrative help, and when there is, it is often hard to deal with. During my time at this University, every teaching position I got was very last minute and it was hard to get straight answers out of department assistants for available positions if you were a student over -time.
Teaching placements offered me challenges and unique opportunities I could not find elsewhere.
Teacher Candidate (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 16 May 2016
For my most recent placement, I was responsible for teaching a full day of classes. I taught Grade 9 Core French Applied, Grade 9 French Immersion Geography, and Grade 12 French Immersion. Everyday I would have to present and facilitate a lesson adhering to the Ontario curriculum expectations as well as engaging for students of all learning abilities. I loved working with the students and teaching them new things that interest them in new and fund ways.
Project Assistant (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON. – 11 May 2016
Everyone that I have worked with has a great attitude and a very good sense of humour. The work felt a bit repetitive on some days, but my coworkers would always find a way to make the day enjoyable. I always left work at the end of the day with a smile because of them. It was truly a good place to work and I would encourage others to really consider working at this small but lovely institution.
Potluck Days, Holiday Festivities, Healthy Work Environment
Good way to get some income and start the day early
Meeting Room Monitor (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 24 February 2016
This job is quite simple and a good way to generate some income while studying without any interference with classes. Typical day at work will be waking up at 6 am unlock the professors meeting room, organize tables, chairs. Prepare the coffee machine set all cups. Gather newspapers. Make a list of supply that might be running low and report back to supervisor later on the day.
Jeux Du Commerce Central Captain (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 13 September 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Decent amount of politics. Allows you to develop knowledge to a profound level. Most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues. There was a lot of variety in what we do day to day, we were faced with projects that were challenging and fun.
Research and Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 24 October 2013
I really enjoyed working in a laboratory environment in the role of researcher, I learned a lot about the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis. The people I worked with were great and always willing to help with any problems. The hardest part of the job was working outside in the field in hot temperatures and the most enjoyable part of the job was getting answers to research questions.
UT MENTOR (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 17 September 2015
• Mentoring and supporting newcomers in many fields such as accommodation, life information and cultural aspects of Canada • Successfully organized meetings, presentations, social activities and keeping a blog up date
NSERC USRA Researcher (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 25 February 2014
Working as a researcher, I was in complete charge of my day, including start and end times. I gained experience building my independence and planning and designing my experiments. I enjoyed working the many people in the lab and have built lifelong friendships.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 28 October 2013
It was a great opportunity and I learnt various aspects of conducting scientific research that I was not previously aware. It allowed me to become comfortable in the laboratory. I would recommend the position to any student that wants to pursue a Masters degree.