Leveraging Your TAship for Career Progression
Depending on where you are in your TA work you may be thinking about ways in which to leverage your TA experience for future careers. Connecting with your Teaching Assistant Consultant (TAC) is a great starting point as they can provide peer observations, support you with TA-related queries, and write letters of your teaching for your teaching dossiers.
Additionally, reaching out to your professors for opportunities to guest lecture or just chat about their own experiences and how they came to the career they are in can be extremely impactful. You may even consider asking a professor you trust if they would be willing to sit down with you to discuss your teaching dossier or to show you theirs and discuss how they put together their dossier.
There is always support through Career Services and the LTSI, two units on campus dedicated to assisting with different aspects of preparing for future careers. Together, you are well-supported as a TA to leverage your TA work for your future interests.