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Digital Media Academy

Overnight Counselor at Stanford University

June - August 2019 • Stanford, CA

What I liked

Everything, from the people I worked with to my job. Working early mornings and later nights were tiring but still provided me much flexibility; I was able to explore the Bay Area during the entire day, from 10-4! I learned as much as the students did; from AI tech to music production. I look forward to working with DMA next summer!

What I wish was different

Nothing, the experience was nothing short of incredible. I got to work at a wonderful institution surrounded by incredibly smart and humble people.

Advice

Sleep after your work hours; you'll have more energy to be able to seize the day !
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Instructor and Program Specialist

June - July 2019 • Durham, NC

What I liked

I worked with amazing people. The students as well are extremely motivated and excited to learn. The instructor position was one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.

What I wish was different

More interaction with coworkers.

Advice

Don't be afraid to be flexible with the students inside and outside the classroom
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Teaching Assistant

July - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I love the working environment since nearly all the staff are of similar age as I am.

What I wish was different

I wish I could apply for the teacher's position

Advice

I remembered I was worried about not being able to teach and lead students well, but the truth is, the environment is welcoming and everyone is nice. Believe in yourself and have confidence in yourself. For me the first week was really tired, but as I get used to the pace and workflow, everything becomes easier and easier.
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Teaching Assistant

June - August 2018 • Stanford, CA

What I liked

- Working with students ages 7-17 - Being a source of inspiration for young artists - Working with a team that was almost like family - Meeting new people of varying professions and dreams

What I wish was different

- More organization in work - More explanation of certain jobs: Who can be an instructor?

Advice

- Be prepared to work hard!
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Lead Instructor

June - August 2018 • Stanford, CA

What I liked

Being able to teach and learn

What I wish was different

Found out about the program sooner

Advice

Don’t be afraid to not know the answer to a question a student ask you. However, make sure you show them how YOU would find the answer.
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