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Prince William County VA Public Schools

Assistant teacher

June - July 2019 • Manassas, VA

What I liked

I loved being able to get the experience of working with children as a future elementary school teacher. It was great working with teachers that have so much experience as well. They helped to show me the ropes of teaching while also giving me advice and great resources when I have my own classroom.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been a longer term experience, but it was summer school so nothing can be done about that.

Advice

Make sure you enjoy working with students and are good at communicating as well as working with other teachers. If you end up with the right team of people the experience is the best.
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Property Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Manassas, VA

What I liked

It was close to home, I was able to gain office environment experience, and I was able to use my skills in organization and being detail-oriented. My co-workers were extremely helpful and welcoming. I also enjoyed working under some pressure to meet a deadline. I felt as though I was genuinely valued at my work.

What I wish was different

I wish my work load would have been a bit more diverse and involved more creativity. It was a role that almost anyone could have done and it did not apply the skills I have learned while at Holy Cross.

Advice

Even if anyone could fill the role you are in, go the extra mile and make it so that no one else could fill the role as well as you. Work efficiently and steadily so that you get your work done on time without sacrificing the quality and over-looking small, but important details. Set weekly, daily, and even hourly goals for yourself so that you stay on track and stay motivated.
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Teacher Assistant

June - July 2018 • Haymarket, VA

What I liked

I loved this job because I got to explore what daily life working in a classroom setting is like. As an assistant, I was able to help individual students for the majority of my time. Being able to actually help the students personally, teach them, encourage them, and see them improve or at least feel motivated to participate in activities was very fulfilling for me and has inspired me to continue work in education.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Summer School Teacher Assistant

July 2018 • Woodbridge, VA

What I liked

I loved getting first hand experience working with children and learning the ropes about teacher's daily roles. It also gave me insight into the disparities in education, which will help me with education policy in the future.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to teach a lesson because that would have been a good learning opportunity.

Advice

You need to be patient when working with kids and helping them learn.
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