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    How to get TA funding for MA in Econ

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    My school, University of Hawaii at Manoa, has a number of teaching assistantships for graduate students both PhD and MA, and I知 applying for the MA, and I want to maximize my odds of getting this award for two reasons: have funding for the MA and get teaching experience prior to a PhD program at another school outside of Hawaii. The application asks for special skills and reasons why I should get the TA. What would help me win one of the TAs? I知 going to learn 3-4 programming languages, study math textbooks, and core graduate level economics as well as popular economics (mainstream books). What else can I do?

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    Re: How to get TA funding for MA in Econ

    Your best chance is to emphasize that you have been through the undergrad program at that school. That's what makes you an ideal TA.

    Also, do you have any tutoring experience? If not, get some. Offer to help for free.

    None of the stuff you listed (coding skills, math, pop econ books) matters for teaching (which can be grading papers or leading recitation sections).

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    Would tutoring women in computer skills at the local YWCA be good tutoring experience? I can稚 afford enough time to get a part time job tutoring, or rather it痴 really hard to commit to another fixed schedule that repeats. I値l look at other options too...

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    Since you know people at UH, perhaps it would be best to ask them.

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