Productive experience with being a teaching assistant
Computer Science Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 25 October 2017
Your experience will being a teaching assistant will depend completely on your professor and the course.
A lot is expected from TAs without much training and you should be able to manage your time well if you're also taking a full course load. The pay is okay but not the best for students who are also studying full-time
Associate Director (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 27 September 2017
Contract negotiations legal language and policy balance multi-tasking is required Dealing with vendors and contractors Mediation and critical thinking Work closely with other departments and faculty issues
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 13 September 2017
UBC is one of the world's premiere research universitities. It is a great place to work if you want a career in academics, as it is filled with some of the best minds around. Everyone works hard and the expectations are high, so bring your A game. The bureaucracy is a bit overwhelming and can be dispiriting at times.
Orientation Leader (Former Employee) – Leader, SK – 18 August 2017
A typical day of work was working with about 40 first years. It might seem overwhelming at first but the amount of support you receive is tremendous. You also learn a lot of life skills that you can implement for other jobs and for life in general. You make lifelong friends too and the diversity is so enriching.
Buffet style 3 square meals and free accommodation
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 17 August 2017
Administration (included but not limited to): Reconciliation of various accounts, preparation of payroll, and inventory of supplies. Maintaining databases and creating spreadsheets. Cost analysis and budgetary recommendations.
Quality Assurance: Implemented tracking systems to improve overall efficiency and accountability of supervisors and staff.
Customer Service: Prioritized requests to significantly reduce service interruptions to customers. Responded to complaints, concerns and staff issues.
Technology Implementation: Worked in conjunction with IT Services to design and coordinate various on-line proprietary systems to improve customer service levels and response times.
Cognitive Systems 200 Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 4 July 2017
As a TA at UBC you get to work one on one with professor and work to help your students understand the course material. It's a great way to give back to the school and network with other people in your field.
Program Director (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 July 2017
Great employer, but the research administration side is very hard work with very little stability due to the grant-funded nature of the work. Great place to get experience, and lots of opportunity to move into other positions at the university.
Compliance Officer (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 June 2017
Bad management, low salary, good benefits though Favoritism to some employees, job is not secured neither hours. In general not a good employer, should review their management bad roles and working strategies.