A typical day in the office during orientation sessions would begin by opening all of the student data in Access and filtering it to the upcoming session. This eliminates all of the other sessions data that are in the system. From there you export the data to Excel, by exporting the data to Excel it makes it easier to organize the data into different groups. The student data is sorted by major and the different majors make up the different color groups. Once color groups are established, a small colored sticker is attached to the students name tag to symbolize what color group they are apart of. Lastly, an assignment sheet is created for the orientation staff and it lists when and where their color group should be throughout the day.
From working on the orientation staff and moving to the position of creating the documents for orientation I have learned how to use Microsoft Access and Excel more proficiently. I have found that the hardest part of the job is deciding which members of the orientation staff are working together and in which color group. As well as juggling the responsibility of making sure the documents for orientation are not only done but also printed and ready to hand out to the staff.