Just 10 days until Commencement on the Guilford College campus, and as everyone else breathes a sigh of relief as their year winds down and wraps up, Orientation and New Student Programs gets ready to ramp up and get going.
It’s a crazy time of year…coming off of the rush of finals and hall closing, and moving into the preparation of June orientation, flurry of student and parent phone calls, and the brainstorming of all the amazing events and programs for August!
Our team is excited to get started, happy to speak to you and answer your questions, and we look forward to meeting all of you as you come through our programs this summer!
Check out our 2012 Orientation Team Leader, Megan Stern's post on being a Student Leader.
Me outside the office!
Haven’t posted in awhile, so here it goes. Two weeks away from Fall Orientation. Did the summer really fly by that fast, or have I just been dreaming? Staring out windows helps to organize my thoughts usually, promise I wasn’t daydreaming. Maybe a little. But I’d never admit it. Though time really did pass me and the team by. 13 weeks of summer is what the team has to plan and finalize things and details for Fall Orientation, hard to believe it’s now week 12. Next week’s going to be the craziest, at least for me.
It’s been a true reflection time this summer. Doing my internship with Orientation and writing my weekly journals really opened my eyes to my thoughts and views about student leadership and the orientation process. I never thought that being in college would cause me to discover how much I want to be involved in student leadership and how I’d like a career working with student leadership and engagement, but I’m sure I’ve said this all before.
I’m also starting to feel a little bit down, I’m so pumped about orientation but at the same time it’s my last opportunity to work with orientation as an undergrad. Two years have built me up to where I am now as a student leader and even though I’ll still be working as a student leader throughout my senior year, it still has made me realize my college career at Guilford is coming to an end sooner rather than later. Okay that sounded a little depressing, but it goes to show how much I do really care about being a student leader and helping my peers become student leaders. However, I’m going to stick to my night job as a writer.
I’m really excited about this orientation though. Save the best for last and I definitely feel this is going to be the best orientation I’ve worked with yet. I can’t stress enough how awesome the orientation team is. Ashley brought so much laughter to the group, Grace brought so many good vibes and ideas, and Zach brought in his A-game by being such a hard worker and also brought in so many grand ideas that I’d never think to think of. I learned a lot from watching him, as well as Ashley and Grace. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of friends as well as co-workers. I’m glad that they were my family this summer through all the craziness of being in and out of the office. Even the incoming class of 2016 is helping out with their own planned event during orientation? Who’s ever heard of that? How awesome. Of course orientation is proudly going to be a part of it.
Can’t believe August 16, is right around the corner. I can’t wait to see what this orientation has to offer.
Hope everyone’s enjoying the last bit of summer!
Guilford’s 2012 Summer Orientation was held on June 29, from 8am. to 4pm., and for some it lasted all the way until 10pm. With around 170 freshmen students visiting the campus there was a vibe that can only really be seen during the school year to a quiet summer campus.
“And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?” -Tillie Olsen
Lots to do and running out of time! Aka it’s Summer Orientation time again! A lot goes into Summer Orientation, we have to prep through stuffing folders, making phone calls, reserving campus locations, setting up at those locations, contacting the right people to help and making it all fun both in the process and then in the presentation. I’m excited about this year since half of the class of 2016 is coming into to visit the campus.
The campus is going to be jam-packed between current students staying here over the summer, EMF (Eastern Music Festival) kids who are here for camp, and the sports camps that are here this summer, on top of the class of 2016, can you say student overload? I’m so excited. Hopefully all the incoming 1st year class I’ve been in contact with via the computer can actually put a real face to my name. I just love meeting new people.
Though Summer Orientation is just the beginning the bigger things are to come for the fall, and I have to admit I’m more excited about fall than summer.
As for my class, made another high grade on another paper. I’m really hoping I can pass the class with an A or a B. Only a couple of weeks left to make things happen. Yeah? Also been listening to a lot of music lately. Started listening to an old favorite again the band “Everybody Else” so for you enjoyment this is what I was listening to when I wrote this. Cheers.
“Twenty two years have passed by as I contemplate. I can recall you getting me out of every scrape. What comes first to my mind was the change that I so desperately needed to make.” (Flight of Kings by The Classic Crime)
Well it’s official as of yesterday I’m 22 years old. I can remember coming in as a 1st year here when I was 19. It’s hard to believe I’m graduating in a year. How crazy is that? And I’ve also changed so much as a person and a student. I’ve become a workaholic along the way too. Can’t say that’s a bad thing especially since summer orientation is next week and everyone’s working left and right to make things run smoothly.
So much planning goes into doing orientation but it’s so rewarding to see the turn out. I’m really excited to see a lot of the class of 2016. Hopefully they’re excited to come here. I know a lot of effort is being put in to not only making summer orientation great; but also to make fall orientation one of the best orientations we’ve had here in awhile, especially since we’re changing so many things up. For the best I think. Though there are still times I wonder if there are things we can do better as a team or on an individual level. Actually I know there are things that can be approved upon. But with practice makes perfect, right?
As for my summer class, it’s going. Not the most exciting class in the world, but I’m learning a few new things. Business Ethics is my last general education requirement. I’m one class away from finishing my Communications minor, and two classes away from finishing my English major.
I already have my fall schedule planned out. Even though I’m finished with my first minor East Asian Studies, I’m still taking classes for it. So with that said my fall schedule: Guilfordian (Student Newspaper), Introduction to Fiction (English). Asia Pacific in Modern Times (East Asian Studies), and Artistry in Film (Communications). All classes I’m excited about, and all the professors teaching these classes, I’ve had them all before, so a lot of familiar faces. But that’s just Guilford, you can repeat your favorite professors as much as you like. And on top of all of this, I’ll be working, doing another internship, and continuing to be Web Editor for The Greenleaf Review (Student Lit. Magazine). I’m pretty excited and I know I’ll be on top of my workaholic ways.
And how I do I organize my life? Through sticky notes.
Birthday picture with one of my good friends in Greensboro.
Have an awesome week and enjoy the official first days of summer. ^_^
I don’t know if this is true for anyone else but music is what stirs my soul and drives me in all spectrums of my life. When I am doing something that involves creativity and heavy thinking, music inspires me and influences much of what I am doing. When I was dong my sculptures for my art minor there was never a project I could accomplish without the accompaniment of some tunes. Now in the office when I need some inspiration I will toss on a song to stimulate some thought processes. Here are a few songs i’ve been jamming to this week, take a listen!