From Orientation to Graduation: An International Graduate Teaching Assistant Perspective

Monday, September 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. 


Having studied in the United States since 2012, Gareth Rees-White will walk through his various professional experiences in higher education: as a former international student, the opportunities I could accept were sometimes few and far between, leading to a journey that took me to professional places I would never initially have expected going to. The aim of this presentation is to showcase the types of opportunities you might not immediately consider as a student. This presentation is ideal for graduate students completing their PFF, folks who are wondering where their degree can take them, or international students considering future opportunities.


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Gareth Rees-White
Graduate Student, Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Teaching Assistant

English Language and Literature

Gareth Rees-White is a graduate student in the English department completing a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric. A former international student from the UK, Rees-White has studied in the US since 2012, and has been an instructor of record since 2013. He has received numerous accolades for his work as both a student and instructor, including the most recent 2022 Graduate Student Association Overall Doctoral Achievement Award. His research focus lies in helping expand opportunities for first-year English students.