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
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
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.
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
An overall beneficial opportunity for a student looking to build experience and communication skills.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – April 30, 2013
Pros: occasional free lunches, extensive work variety
Cons: fixed pay for student employees
Working at Laurier was a new experience for me in that I had no set 'position' and was utilized where I was needed around campus in various departments and positions. For a time I worked as a file clerk, I conducted research for various administrators, I wrote and edited academic presentations, I spend some time assisting with events planning and even – more... preformed manual labour packing and moving boxes and furniture (in preparation for an office renovation). This fluidity provided me a plethora of experience; I learned how to conduct myself and communicate effectively in a professional, academic environment and how to adapt quickly to new responsibilities. My co-workers were friendly, intelligent and patient, providing a supportive and comfortable work space that fostered quality performance. I am a better, more communicative employee for having worked there. – less
Co-curricular Assistant (Current Employee), Waterloo, ON – January 12, 2013
Pros: i set my own hours
Cons: there is alot of work
On a daily basis I answer emails, create reports, update website, answer inquiers and send out reports. Through this job I have learned to focus my attention while working at a desk job and how to multitask further. I have great managers they are nice and always willing to offer help. The most enjoyable aspect of my job are my co-worker, we make a good – more... team. – less
Good job to have when you need to balance work and school.
Help Desk Attendant (Current Employee), Waterloo, ON – September 9, 2012
Pros: very flexible work hours
Cons: lots of negative attittudes towad help desk attendants
The job was very convenient because hours were scheduled around class time, there was a better chance to make money for the few hours between classes and the job was right on site. Sometimes it was difficult because a lot of people would call in and complain about dissatisfaction about technical problems around campus. It was satisfying to help people – more... with minor problems over the phone. – less
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Brantford, ON – March 7, 2012
Wilfrid Laurier Brantford is a small enough place to allow for a more personable and friendly school experience. However at the same time, there are plenty of great opportunities and chances there for students to gain experience, make friends, or benefit their future careers. The Professors are very helpful, and genuinely care for all students. They – more... are there to offer advice, help with assignments, or provide them with beneficial experience to help with future careers. – less