TA-ing worth the time/effort?
With another record enrollment, I think the chemistry department is getting desperate. I got an email about a TAing position in general chemistry. I mean I hear about undergrad TAing in political science, but not in actual science. The wage is $10/hr, about the usual rate around here. My responsibilities include 1 hr recitation, 3 hr lab, 1 hr help session, 1 hr staff meeting. That doesn't sound like much, but I don't know if it's going to be way more hours than I anticipated, and whether it will be worth the experience (ie. help me much in grad school apps or jobs).
btw. I'm taking only 9 credit hrs next semester; that's all I got left. I've never had an internship before. So on a side note, would it be a good idea to purposely leave one class out next semester to delay my graduation and try to find a Spring co-op, and graduate during the summer? I anticipate that summer class will be just 1 month long, and I might even be able to make an arrangement to take 1 month off my internship just so I can extend my internship into the summer. This way, I can be more marketable in the job market straight out of graduation, as a fall back if I don't get any good offers for a Masters (maybe phd).
sorry for the 2 posts in 1, but any answer is appreciated.
Last edited by spectastic; 07-17-2012 at 10:54 AM.