Overview

A graduate teaching assistant is an instructor who helps a professor conduct a college course. Sometimes graduate teaching assistants may preside over their own course, with simply some guidance from a professor. A graduate teaching assitantship is not a life-long career. It is simply a job that one is able to have while they are attending graduate school. After one is no longer in enrolled in graduate school, they must cease their position as a graduate teaching assistant. Most graduate teaching assistants have further career goals of becoming a college professor or university researcher.

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Daniel Guajardo was a Graduate Teaching Assistant

This was my first step to become a professor. It worked in this a lot of time, and in that period I learned a lot about how to do the job right.

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