Jun 07 2010
To supplement my summer income, I’m also helping out with placement tests at the community college where I worked during the academic year. The job was entails administering placement tests, as well as talking to the new students about college.
I didn’t expect this job to be so interesting. Administering the tests, not so much, but talking to them- I learn a lot. The questions are basically designed to help the students start thinking about what being in college is like and to receive subtle guidance from the interviewer if they seem to have incorrect ideas. It also gives an opportunity to the students to ask questions and just in general, feel welcome.
The students I talked to all were warm and excited to start school. None of them, thankfully, thought college would be easy. They all seemed interested in being good students and had good ideas how to succeed. I hope they keep that in mind.
I hope to always keep a pulse at this school; there are tough days, but overall, the work is satisfying.