Accessible Learning Centre Tutor (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – February 3, 2014
Pros: pay well, students were determined to learn.
Cons: unexpected calls to meetup at times.
-make study notes and prep notes for students -meet with students for tutoring session -ensure students are prepared for exams -tutor students with learning disabilities to help them find success in certain courses
Sometimes students requested for immediate meetup during unexpected hours. Always have to be available and prepared to help students out.
Event Assistant (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – November 3, 2014
Awesome staff to work with, management was excellent. The most enjoyable part of work was working the kids and teaching them new skills each and everyday. Knowing that they were having a positive experience made it enjoyable for myself as well.
Department of Residence Associate (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – October 28, 2014
This was an amazing establishment to work for. The individuals who work at Wilfrid Laurier University are truly there for the students. Wilfrid Laurier continues to inspire me to become a better leader every single day. I would be honoured to return to Wilfrid Laurier University as an employee again in the future.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – September 13, 2014
A typical day at work: To develop Manulife clients application forms access database and perform filing clients' information to the company database What you learned: I learned some policy of the life insurance company. Management: There are two managers as a partners in the company, so sometimes they have the different idea for some issues. Your co-workers: – more... I love my colleagues who gave me some investment suggestions. The hardest part of the job: How to handle some situations with two managers. The most enjoyable part of the job: Knowing how to buy a reasonable life insurance in the future. – less
Stock Market Investment Competitions (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – August 6, 2014
Wilfrid Laurier University has hosted an excellent event for us to have the chance to experience stock market with no risk. We chose our own stock and operate through the Wilfrid Laurier University's website. I have learned many details about the function of stock market and team-working in a operation project.
M.A. Degree Community Psychology (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – June 18, 2014
I was working on my Master's degree full time. Courses included community development and other psychology courses.
After attaining Master's Degree, I lived in the Canadian arctic from 1988-91 (working for the Government of the Northwest Territories) developing self-help programmes as defined by and for Inuit peoples. I was also working as a psychologist/mental – more... health specialist in that capacity.
In the arctic my salary was approximately $50,000 per year – less
International Peer Mentor (Current Employee), Brantford, ON – May 26, 2014
• Provide leadership and mentorship to new international students • Maintain drop-in hours for students that need assistance • develop and Facilitate programs and services for Laurier Brantford students • other duties as assigned • be a prefessional face and voice for Laurier Brantford International
Extremely fun atmosphere with hard working and unique individuals!
Wilfrid Laurier Liaison Team (Volunteer) (Former Employee), Waterloo – April 14, 2014
Cons: residence managment
Laurier itself is a very respectable school. There Student Union is very strong and full of exciting and enthusiastic people. This was a volunteer that I feel deserves the rights to sit at par with my jobs and what I learned from them. My team was very close, probably as close as my family. They taught me many things to consider within life and what – more... is important to me. I feel being on this team was probably one of the biggest things to have ever shaped me. The hardest part for me would actually be saying good bye. The balance was amazing and the people I got to meet throughout Laurier were amazing. A good lesson in life with communication and positivity. – less
Exam Proctor (Current Employee), Waterloo, ON – March 31, 2014
Pros: relatively simple
Essentially a simple job to ensure midterms run smoothly. You sign up for your own hours so it is flexible and it is first come first served. You must check your emails regularly to make sure you see the hour postings that you can sign up for. It is important that you remain professional because it may become easy to fall short and let loose in regards – more... to tasks that must be performed. – less
Challenging but fun place to work, plus flexible hours in my case.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – February 21, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
I worked from home. A typical day involved reviewing the financial statements of US companies and recording my findings in an excel spreadsheet. I have become very adept at research. My boss is understanding and very easy to work with. The hardest part of the job is when the company being reviewed does not have a properly designed website and I spend – more... a lot of time looking for the necessary information; it gets frustrating. But i deal with it and move on. It is interesting and enjoyable to see the similarities between these companies and note the little differences. – less
Lab Coordinator (Current Employee), Waterloo, ON – February 21, 2014
Although the hours are part time, working as a lab coordinator is a great experience and has taught me some new skills that will be invaluable later in life. It is a job that combines being a research assistant with being in human resources, as you manage payroll and hiring decisions as well. I have a wonderful employer and dedicated colleagues. The – more... hardest part of the job is coordinating people's schedules. The most rewarding is seeing how my work helps the PhD students. – less
Excellent environment and learned a lot from this experience.
Instructional Assistant (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – January 23, 2014
At this job, I walk around the classroom to make sure everyone has the required pages up on their computer screens following along with the lab instructor. After the lab instructor completes his talk, the students would begin a quiz and task where I would keep a close eye on students to make sure no one cheats. I would also assist students as needed – more... if they have any questions. Since I was an instructional assistant for a computer science course, I have learned in depth what Microsoft Office has to offer to everyone. Everyone that I have worked with within the 1.5 years have been friendly and very easy to get along with. Even the lab instructor was easy to get in contact with if I had any questions and was always very approachable in the classroom for the students as well as the instructional assistants. I definitely really enjoyed this job and would do it again if an opportunity came along. – less
Research Assistant, Brock University (Former Employee), 75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5 – September 4, 2013
spending a day with new chemistry students is so exciting they are doing 12 experiments during the whole semester which develope their skills in chemistry. usually we are 2 lab demonestrator that at first showing them how to do the experiments and we would be there with them and checking them how they ar doing it and trying to tell them their mistakes. – more... the hardest part of this job is marking for sure and the most enjoyable part is teaching the things which they don't know and seeing them how they are learning and improving after a whole semester.... – less
Examination Proctor, Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – September 3, 2013
Being a teaching assistant (TA) and a examination proctor at WLU was a great experience for me. As a first-time TA, there were many resources available to help me better my teaching skills and further my knowledge. The support system in place for teachers was excellent, and I felt I was constantly becoming more comfortable (while still challenged) in – more... this role because of these resources. I worked with other grad students, and some excellent faculty members. The hardest part of this job was the learning curve, as it was quite steep. I enjoyed working with students and seeing the progress they made, as well as seeing the progress for myself. – less