Advice for being a TA or RA

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*A good time to TA is the semester after comps, when you need a break from research.
*A good time to TA is the semester after comps, when you need a break from research.
*In terms of TA'ships, find out who is the person who assigns TA'ships and communicate to them your preferences because its can't hurt to ask.
*In terms of TA'ships, find out who is the person who assigns TA'ships and communicate to them your preferences because its can't hurt to ask.
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*Also, there are less TA'ships available over summer so one way to increase your chances of obtaining these TA'ships is by finding which professors are teaching those classes and persuade them to recommend you as their TA for the summer class
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*Also, there are less TA'ships available over summer so one way to increase your chances of obtaining these TA'ships is by finding which professors are teaching those classes and persuade them to recommend you as their TA for the summer class.
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*I would suggest working with multiple professors early in the graduate career to get as much experience and mentorship as possible. With this base of experience, you are then better able to choose which path to take and how to narrow your research focus in later years of graduate school.
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==Research Assistantships==
==Research Assistantships==

Revision as of 05:14, 8 February 2013

There are a number of different positions that you can occupy while in graduate school. Typically these positions are classified as GTA or GRA. A "GRA" is a Graduate Research Assistant in which you assist with a faculty members research. A "GTA" is a Teaching Assistantship in which you assist with the teaching of a course, such as leading discussions in a lab, grading exams, etc.

Teaching Assistantships

Research Assistantships


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