TEACHER'S ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 3 November 2018
A typical day involved reading course materials, preparing to teach seminars, and/or marking student work. I learned how to adapt to students' educational needs. The professors are very supportive and patient. The hardest part of the job was trusting my own skills and dealing with students who were angry about their marks. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to hear the students' ideas and see them grow.
Continuing Education Instructor & Course Developer (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 25 October 2018
• Course Instructor & Course Developer: “Maritime Provinces 101” ~ Trent University - Department of Continuing Education, September 2016 - May 2018 • Seminar Leader: “Environmental Science and Politics 2000” ~ Trent University, January 2015 - April 2018 • Teaching Assistant: “Environmental History 4000” ~ Trent University, September 2014 - December 2017 • Research Assistant: Ontario Provincial Parks, Historical Data ~ Trent University, January - July 2015
Cons: Wage-Cuts, Strikes, Salary did not accurately reflect efforts/number of spent working hours.
Great experience instructing and working with undergraduate students.
Volunteer Ambassador (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 4 November 2018
I enjoyed volunteering as an ambassador at Trent University as it advanced my skills organizing events and working with the community. I also enjoyed that I was able to establish close relationships with my peers.
Fit Desk Attendant (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 9 November 2018
Working at the Athletic Centre at Trent while I was a student was great. They were flexible around my classes and many team practices, and gave me the option of working a minimum amount of 10 hours a week.
repetative tedious job but meet new people all the time, students from different cultures
ESL Teacher (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 30 April 2018
great job with amazing salary but waiting for contract renewal every 3 months. Hours and schedule change, very unstable position. Love the manager, old coworkers very uncooperative, no compassion, no collegiality.
Experience (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 4 March 2018
I went to school at Trent University but worked a short while as a lab technicians assistant. The job was good and it gave some experience as to what happens when you, as a student are not in a traditional lab setting in school.
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 31 January 2018
The athletics department is poorly managed and it was a very poor experience working under the higher-ups at Trent. The pay is abysmal for a lifeguarding position and the school is clearly taking advantage of desperate students.
College Liaison (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 3 February 2018
It was awesome to work for one of the colleges at Trent University. Boss was super kind, they work around your student timetable, and you are always learning new things about what you can do better in the job. Management is great.
Peer Tutor (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 12 January 2018
Perfect school size and high quality education. High quantity and quality of programs and events to help students maintain mental health and to network with potential future employers and graduate schools.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 9 October 2017
Supportive workplace with ability to experience teaching in different departments Little mobility or job security as contract based Good opportunity to work with individuals of all different backgrounds and interests
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.