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Academies by HSA
I teach Biology and Python, sharing all my favourite topics and more with enthusiastic students. I mostly teach virtually, but I also had the privilege of teaching an in-person pre-med program during the summer ’22. Additionally, I work with HSA as a basement manager for The Harvard Shop. I started off as a stock associate there, where my role was to keep the stores fully stocked and prepare new products by tagging and folding them.
How did I start working with HSA?
I’m an international student from South Africa, so naturally, I had to search for employment affiliated with Harvard. I also had previous tutoring experience from high school, so when I noticed an opportunity to continue this passion through The Academies, I was thrilled. In the summer, I had much more time on my hands, so I searched for a second job; that’s when I started working for The Harvard Shop. I have loved it ever since!
What’s your favourite thing about HSA?
My favourite thing about HSA is the people. I have made wonderful friends through my work here, and they make it truly worthwhile. When the work environment is a place of friendship and laughter, and is filled with people that motivate you, it becomes a place you want to be. I’m very grateful for that.
What does your day-to-day routine look like?
In my new leadership role at the Harvard Shop, I still do the same work as before, with a few extra responsibilities like managing stock workers, taking on and assisting with various projects, and making sure basement operations run as smoothly and efficiently as possible!