Is being a TA an accomplishment?

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ixkofm
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Is being a TA an accomplishment?

Postby ixkofm » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:40 pm

Subject says it all. Is it something I should put in the accomplishments/honors section? For a class in my minor.

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Re: Is being a TA an accomplishment?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:43 pm

ixkofm wrote:Subject says it all. Is it something I should put in the accomplishments/honors section? For a class in my minor.


I would just put this in activities / experience. Is it an accomplishment? No, not really. The only exception might be is if you are a TA for a prestigious professor and even then an admissions committee is unlikely to even notice.

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Re: Is being a TA an accomplishment?

Postby ixkofm » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:44 pm

makes sense. thanks for the quick reply.

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Re: Is being a TA an accomplishment?

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:49 pm

wouldnt this go on your resume? it's a job, right?

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Re: Is being a TA an accomplishment?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:50 pm

IAFG wrote:wouldnt this go on your resume? it's a job, right?


Absolutely!

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MC Southstar
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Re: Is being a TA an accomplishment?

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:03 pm

I'd consider it a job, not an accomplishment.

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Re: Is being a TA an accomplishment?

Postby Moose Thompson » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:26 pm

I'm TA'ing for our most prestigous Professor this semester. I listed it as an academic accomplishment on my resume (its unpaid, so technically not a job.) It's highly competitive, but I doubt it will mean anything to schools other than mine.




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