Graduate Teaching Assistant

Of all things, the accounting professor has asked me to be one of two graduate teaching assistants for the first-year accounting class. Because I have difficulty saying “no” to anything, I agreed, and have starting putting in the hours to help ensure that the incoming students have an easier time of it than I did.

As I said, I’m one of two. The other assistant was a fantastic accounting student. She won the oral exam competition we had (I was in the bottom 20%) an got a perfect score on the business case write-ups (where I earned one “A” out of several tries.) The thing is, I have certain skills which would be handy when helping the students, and - according to the professor - I was someone who was reasonably successful in accounting (I did manage to end up with an A-) despite having no background in it whatsoever.

So now, for the first time ever, I have “office hours” (though don’t let the plural there fool you) and I’m getting paid a mighty $11/hour to help out. Which is fine, I’d probably actually do it for free.

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