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Hello everyone from Florida State!
Hi from Brown!
Hello everyone from The City of North Port!
Hey y'all from Ole Miss!
Hello everyone from Curry College
00:28:29Natalie Broder, ECU
Hi from ECU!!!
Hi from University of Houston!
Hi from Princeton :)
Hi - Nick from University of Colorado - Boulder!!
Hello from Penn State University!
Hey everyone from JMU!!
hi from Queen's in Canada!
Hello from Pittsburg State University KS
howdy from Youngstown State University!
Hello from Fort Lewis College!
Hi from University of Washington
Hello from CSU Monterey Bay!
Boulder has 10-12" of snow!!
Hello from Wake Forest University!
Hello from UMass Lowell!
Hello from sunny California! UOP
Howdy from Marshall University!
hello from Flagstaff, AZ!
heyo from Florida Southern College!
Hi from James Madison University!
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Here from Southern Miss
Hello from Virginia Tech!
hiiii from Washington State University!
Hello from Southern Miss as well!!
Looking good Tom
Hi from UCDavis in CA
Hi from University of Missouri St Louis
Hello me name is Frances Manning
Lynde Metzler, Penn State, Intern, 4yrs - Money Heist! $$
Giancarlo (John-carlo), Program Coordinator at University of Washington Seattle
Matt Collum - Member Services and Operations Coordinator - Boston College - Less than 1 year!!! Last great TV show that I have watched is Shooter!!!
Allie Bogard - Montana State University; Coordinator of Intramural & Club Sports
Jeremy Chance, University of Kansas, Senior Coordinator of Operations; professional for almost 4 years.
David Mann - University of Toledo. 1.5 years in the field (first year this year as a professional)
Hello Everyone from Wayne State University current Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports
Hi everyone. Paul Joseph from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Intramural Sports Coordinator
Almost 1 year
Renadi Durosier, Curry College, Intramural Coordinator, I've been in the field for about a few months. Ozark
00:32:28Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
Aaron Brooks, University of Akron, Manager, Intramural Sports, 4th year
00:32:28Stephanie Calhoun & Corrine Pruett
Stephanie and Corrine here from West Virginia University- We are first year professionals
Courtney Rorex, Fitness Coordinator, University of Houston (1 year as a pro) currently watching Dexter on Netflix
Jordan Leslie, Oakland University, Intramural & Club Sports Coordinator, 1 year, definitely Tiger King
Ivan Duran- CSUF
Shelby Stovall, UNC Asheville, Interim Coordinator of Facilities and Informal Rec, In the field for 6 months (very new!), great show - Ozark!!
Kelly Sorge: Brown University: Fitness and Wellness Coordinator: 8 months: Friday Night Lights!
Drew yorkey from UC Santa Barbara; Safety Coordinator 2.5 years
Hailey from Mount Royal university- Calgary Canada aquatic coordinator until the end of the month than I am loosing my job unfortunately!
00:32:36Klee Sellers - Oklahoma State University
Hello everyone! Klee Sellers, Coordinator of Competitive Sports at Oklahoma State University. 3rd year
Dom Sak, Youngstown State University, Coordinator of Club Sports and Summer Camps, 1 year professional/since 2015 as a student
Lexi Ricciuti, George Mason University, Graduate Assistant for Aquatics 1st year
Nathan Brungrdt; Aquatics Coordinator at Pittsburg State in KS. 3 years as a professional and the Ozarks
00:32:38Stephon Porter, UofSC
Hi from U of SC in Columbia, SC
hey friends! I'm the Coordinator for Competitive Sports and Summer Activities at Northern Arizona University. I've been a professional for almost 2 years now. My latest binge is Brooklyn Nine Nine
Eric Becker, Coordinator of Aquatics at Marshall University. Have been a coordinator for 2 years. Bonus question: making my way through New Girl on Netflix, great show
Adrienne from Northwestern University. I’ve been the marketing assistant director since September 2017.
Sarah Ortiz, (first year) Sport Programs Graduate Assistant at Georgia Southern!
00:32:42Caroline Ciell (University of Alabama)
Caroline Ciell, University of Alabama, Coordinator of Facility Operations, Started June 2019 (almost 1 year as a YoPro), Little Fires Everywhere!!!!
Grand Valley State University
Graduate Assistant - Fieldhouse/Rec Center
6 years (5 as undergrad, 1st year as GA)
Analee Hokkala, Coordinator of Guest Services at the University of North Dakota!
Laney from DePaul University in Chicago. Assistant Director of Membership & Outreach. I've been a professional for 2 years!
Amber Mateer, University of the Pacific, first year GA in competitive sports…Lucifer
Jess Dehn, University of Rhode Island, Facilities Coordinator, ~3 years, Big Little Lies!
Trace Stenz- University of Tennessee Martin- Intramural Sports and Facilities Coordinator, 5th year in field
Emily Walker - Assistant Director of Wellness - Intramural Sports & Facilities - Florida Southern College - 2nd Year Professional, 1st Year at FSC - Binging Ozark currently!
Catherine Raczyk from university of nebraska member services. my favorite show on netflix is New Girl
Emily Pomykalski/UW Madison - Coordinator of Scheduling and events/5 years in campus rec/ 8 months at Rec Well. OZARKS
00:32:51Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
Carson-Newman University, Director been working in my position for 2 years. Small private school only person in my department
Becky, 2nd year Graduate Assistant for Fitness Programs at VT, LOVE IS BLIND is the BEST
Rachel Horras - University of Colorado at Boulder- Events and Facility Operations Coordinator - Little Fires Everywhere
Nathan Lawless, Towson University, Coordinator of Intramural Sports, 2 years, Brooklyn 99
Nick Lampert - Guest Services Coordinator at CU - Boulder 2 year pro staff. Schitt's Creek!!!
Hi! 2nd year GA of Competitive Sports at Alabama/Aspiring YoPro.
What up tommy g! George from George Washington University. Senior recreational sports coordinator. 2nd year pro
Chris Washington, UNC-Charlotte, Coordinator of Student Development & Engagement, 1.5 yrs
Greg Deverson, Coordinator of Intramural Sports, Wake Forest University, Narcos
00:32:58Natalie Broder, ECU
Natalie Broder, East Carolina University, Facilities GA, undergraduate + graduate school = 5 years, New Girl
Rebecca Carson, University of Central Florida, Graduate Assistant of Athletic Training,1 year, and New Girl!
Nick Chau - CSUF-Lead LG- 4.5 years-All American
Alexandra Sanchez from University of Kentucky 1st year GA
Holly Smith, Assistant Director of Fitness and Aquatics at UNCW. Been in the field professionally a little over 2 years
Katie Geter, UH, Coor Rec Sport & Family Programs, 4 years pro level
Zack Sephton, Queen's University, Coordinator, Facilities and Operations. First year pro! Currently hooked on Nashville
Rachel Jones, Clemson University, Assistant Director of Club Sports, 2nd year professional.
Jade Willey, University of North Carolina Wilmington, pro staff for almost a year, in the field for 6 years, rewatching The Office...again
Paul Joseph- Curretly watching The Wire on HBO
Hailey Forbes from Oakland University! current fitness grad assistant soon to be coordinator! the blacklist
Alexis Charles Washington State University 1st full year as a coordinator but worked the last 6 years in UREC Killing eve on Hulu is a great thriller!
Hi, David Troy from Harvard University, Membership Coordinator, almost one year, Barry on HBO
Kyle Kinney - Assistant director of campus recreation Vanguard university of Southern California. In the field for 4.5 years. COMMUNITY
Hi Everyone, I’m from Indiana State University 2nd yr GA. Soon to be Coordinator at Louisiana State University- Club Sports & camps..
Steff Shamrowicz- Graduate Assistant for Student Training and Development - James Madison University - Worked in Campus Rec 4 years total - It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Frances Manning, University of Arizona, Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator, I have been in the field for 4 months. Food Wars! is a great TV show
CSU - Long Beach
Coord. Club Sports, 3 yrs
Hi Everyone! Naomi Matley - North Carolina State University - Fitness Coordinator - 1st year professional
Caroline Mashburn - University of West Georgia, Assistant Director of Comp Sports. 2 years as a pro. Ozark!
00:33:27Colin Haggerty (EMU)
Colin Haggerty, Facility Scheduling and Risk Management GA at Eastern Michigan (until tomorrow)! Just watched the Theory of Everthing. it was killer. ozark was incredible
Chris Porras. University of Houston. Graduate Assistant for Operations. Been in the field for about 4 years
Hello all, Justice Shankel, Virginia Commonwealth University, Facility Operations GA, 1 year
Brian Veverka, 3rd year pro at Georgia Southern University in IMs and Clubs. Is there any answer other than TIGER KING??
Ivan Duran - CSUF-Intramural Supervisor-3 years - DAVE on FX
Parker Anderson, Comp. Sports Supervisor, San Diego State University. Been in the field for 8 year and Breaking Bad is a must watch if you haven’t!
Joshua Brunson, Southern Miss, Coordinator of Intramurals and Club Sports, 1st year
Clifford Baker, York University, Coordinator, Intramurals Sports 4 years , Community
Victoria, UCD, Fitness Instructor, 1 year in the field and Working Moms
Ashley WIlson, Coordinator of Wellness and Special Events, American University, 1 year in rec (2 previous in athletics)
Kaci Turpin - CSU Monterey Bay - Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation - 2.5 yrs pro staff — All American
Colton Thompson, Fort Lewis College, Assistant Coordinator of IM and Club Sports intern , 1 year in field , Seinfeld
It has been tough because I was only a month and a half in to my position here so I was already adjusting to my position so not I am adjusting to working from home
Daniel Hill - University of Mississippi, 2 years, Coordinator of Aquatics, McMillion$ on Hulu
00:37:05Colin Haggerty (EMU)
no two monitors is killing me!
00:37:09Stephon Porter, UofSC
Did anyone start a new position while their institution had already closed?
anyone else only working from a laptop :(
@Emily me :(
@Emily - Same!
Yes - two laptops! Miss my doubles
^^^ its brutal
Miss my 2 monitors!
Dual monitor -> 13 inch laptop
y'all look great, don't get me wrong... but this one laptop life is a struggle!
Laptop and grabbed my monitor as soon as I could and it’s been the best.
00:38:23Keegan Ashbee - University of Florida
Sharing your screen to your tv or using an HDMI cable has really helped me
00:38:38Natalie Broder, ECU
Same Emily. That’s an awesome idea Keegan
I grabbed my docking station and a monitor (upon IT approval of course) ha its been blessing. Our IT had us fill out a form to complete on any office items we took
Walk away from your "desk" for an hour for lunch.
WHAT DAY IS IT! LOL
Yes Francis, a schedule is so helpful!!
it's Friday junior!
yoga, take a walk, catch an episode of Community, and keep on trucking
Good read on the importance of focusing on work life blend, rather than work life balance. Basically don't be so hard on yourself when work flows into home life and home flows into work. https://medium.com/taking-note/forget-work-life-balance-its-all-about-the-blend-ad3115ed1fa4
Turning off the computer at 5 and not checking email/work afterwards is helping me stay sane, makes me feel more productive when I log on in the AM and have things waiting for me to do
I agree! Having a set time limit to work has helped a lot
I'm not as good at that during the in office times
^^^ RT Brian. I try to do the same!
^ same as Brian. I deleted email on my phone at the start of the school year and will continue to have that separation!
00:42:09Natalie Broder, ECU
Being home instead of going into the office, I can set-up my schedule to when I find myself most productive. So mornings I go on walks, eat, then do some work outside on the porch. Then take lunch break before Zoom meetings I have in the afternoon. After Zoom meetings, dedicate focus to school work at night since I’m a night owl
00:43:12Colin Haggerty (EMU)
totally with you. I like having morning meetings to get me rolling and having our virtual staff meeting weekly instead of biweekly
Meeting with other pro staff every morning at 9! It holds us accountable to be at our computers, but we just talk and enjoy our coffee together. Sets a positive mood for the day!
Earlier happy hours have helped a bit
Also mid day workouts once or twice a week with co workers and friends via Google Hangouts
@Carol thanks for that work/life balance link.
Yes Eric I agree ahah
00:45:14Stephanie Calhoun & Corrine Pruett
Has anyone else found that there has been an increased frequency of being contacted by senior professionals after 5-7pm?
00:45:52Crystal Durham - NAU
@Stephanie and Corrine, yes I definitely get more emails after 5pm now
@steph and Corinne: Yup!
I have told some people I am not answering emails/calls/texts after a certain time at night (typically 7pm)
@Stephanie and Corrine, absolutely!
00:46:35Colin Haggerty (EMU)
we do a virtual happy hour on fridays to keep us in contact and talking for non work things too to keep us sane
00:46:42Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
are people having daily/weekly "check-in" meetings?
@stephanie, yes, a lot more than usually. I've seen our senior leadership team under a lot more pressure now with their workloads being increased from working remotely. In contrast, I am not as busy as them because I don't have my normal day to day operations keeping me busy
Maybe people are starting to flow into the work time that their body likes best, vs what the 9-5 schedule usually forces on us. Forutnately, my body works more 9-5, but now, there's no harm of 11-7 if that's how you operate best.
@aaron yes every Thursday as a department and 2-3 times with my direct supervisor
00:47:42Crystal Durham - NAU
Yes- much more contact
00:47:50Crystal Durham - NAU
all of our meetings were doubled
00:47:50Sylvain- Penn State University
about the sanw
way more contact!
Way more contact
00:47:51Giancarlo Provo - UW Seattle
About the same
About the same
00:47:52Kaulin Andric, Texas A&M
honestly the same contact
Much less contact
00:47:55Colin Haggerty (EMU)
I’ve been able to do a ton of recreating EAP stuff and A ton of benchmarking
00:47:56Caroline Ciell (University of Alabama)
WAY MORE CONTACT.
I've been contacted WAY more
00:47:57Natalie Broder, ECU
Much more distant!
way more contact
Much more connected
Same, but now just in Skype for BUsiness versus in person pop-ins.
More contact for sure now that we have daily meetings!
00:48:08Colin Haggerty (EMU)
much less for me cause I bug my supers all day in person
It fluctuates (miss you Brian)
Communication overload, but disconnected at the same time.
weekly check in as a team and one on one, and with my students so that's 3 a week minimum that I'm in
unfortunately less contact, because a lot of it was more important to deal with face to face
Same - bi-weekly/half an hour unless needed. Super grateful for full flexibility & autonomy
way less contact with my supervisor
about the same
For me its a bit less because our offices were next too each other but we have out meetings almost every day
Much more distant. Manly because the university doesn't want GAs working during this time
00:48:46Stephanie Calhoun & Corrine Pruett
Stephanie - More; Corrine - Less (but he just had a baby)
trail by fire!
Same contact with my direct supervisor and our GA, less with others in the department and senior leadership
I have more contact with my supervisor, but less with peers in the same position as me!
00:50:26Giancarlo Provo - UW Seattle
probably less contact with supervisor cause he is being pulled 500 other directions by our upper admin
Hiiii Michael!!! 😁🎉
I’ve been in contact with more people than usual doing all of Marketing I was looked to for the transition in going virtual.
just an increase, not more effective
00:52:33Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
Are people being forced to create online content just for the sake of doing something? Or are you focusing on strategic programming that will actually be received?
00:52:40Colin Haggerty (EMU)
having more one on one meetings but less chatting and stopping in to ask each other questions
we have to send daily reports of what we worked on
^ Everyday for me as well!
00:53:23Colin Haggerty (EMU)
we have spreadsheets with hourly things we are doing
00:53:33Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
Is anyone because they are young professional at risk of losing their jobs?
At Georgia Southern, group fit is virtual, and we have ESports. We are content with letting those two areas drive virtual programming involvement, with other areas just doing passive engagement by posting on social media, highlighting staff and students, etc
@Hailey yes, possibly
00:53:53Natalie Broder, ECU
ECU has been doing insta challenges to keep engagement with students.
00:54:15Stephanie Calhoun & Corrine Pruett
We have noticed a huge increase in the frequency at which we hear from our director on a regular basis.
00:54:16Giancarlo Provo - UW Seattle
@Hailey our director won't say anything specific but because I'm one of the newest employees I have no seniority protecting me
We chat everyday. We have a group chat to just talk and check in. That has been nice because we have been trying to keep our relationships strong so it is not all about work 24/7. We also have our emails and meetings for work happenings.
00:54:36Colin Haggerty (EMU)
At risk for not getting a job anytime soon, for sure. I’m an outgoing GA and the search stopped (besides one I’m really crossing my fingers for)
Good luck Colin!!
00:55:06Crystal Durham - NAU
we currently have vacancies in our dept so there's no pressure right now for us to lose our jobs, just more likely that those positions don't get filled
00:55:13Colin Haggerty (EMU)
I'm deeply missing the human contact with my supervisor. We developed a great in person communication to a point where we almost did not even need a remote connection. Now she is being pulled having to do lots of more important things and it's just different!
Like Colin, I’m also on the hunt for a professional position—and the postings have slowed WAY down. Hoping institutions will look to hire in June or July
Colin and Colton, keep your heads up... Keep your connections with professionals around the field. We can only imagine what it is like.
00:57:56Stephanie Calhoun & Corrine Pruett
As a young professional, I sometimes find I am expected to be more available while working at home for questions/tasks because I don't have a family. Does anyone else feel this way?
sorry to hear that Hailey!
From an incoming GA perspective (very young professional): I know a few graduate programs have rescinded funding for students that did not yet accept offers of admission, even before the April 15th deadline. And some are concerned it may continue to incoming GA’s who have not signed formal contracts.
00:58:20Caroline Ciell (University of Alabama)
@hailey - safe travels home and sorry to hear!
I feel the same way! @ stephanie
@Stephanie & Corrine, definitely feel that way, even on days off I find I'm being asked to call in for meetings
00:59:06Crystal Durham - NAU
YES TOM PREACH
really unlucky, Hailey. stay safe and godspeed moving forward!
ooooooh I'm a decision enacter!
00:59:42Crystal Durham - NAU
my parents do not understand that I don't get a week off for Spring Break or weeks off for winter break. It's a constant discussion with them even 2 years later
I had to tell my GA that he wouldn't be able to work over the summer.
Weekly game night for an hour
My parents don't know what I do 3 years into my job haha
01:00:22Giancarlo Provo - UW Seattle
We have a google sheet to write down what we worked on for the day.
@Stephanie & Corrine - absolutely feel that way! I am still living on-campus as a part of my stipend and that has come to be convenient for my professional staff as I’ve been called to go into the building for errands about 5 times in the past 3 weeks.
Daily check ins vie Facebook, google hangout, texts! Engaging posts asking about pets, bakings, playlists
@Brian Saaaame! haha!
01:00:46Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
I have daily "Houseparty" drop-ins for my students to "stop into my office" just like they normally would.
My workload has increased so much, that my student staff has been vital. They are doing most of our virtual content creation for me!
01:00:54Colin Haggerty (EMU)
I am having a heck of a time trying to get in contact with them. We had such a tough year, immediately when this took place most of my direct staff felt like it was a break. now it’s so up in the air, with all the emails and changes, and it feels like it’s hit or miss if they’ll read emails or respond to things
I've offered virtual office hours every morning for my students and our new hires (we continued with SKype interviews up until 2 weeks ago) but so far nobody has joined in. And thanks @Caroline Ciell for the office hours idea!
I’ve been distant with my student staff, letting them do their own thing because they can be overwhelmed with the changes. I will text them once a week for a check in. But they don’t need additional stress.
then we have weekly meetings to check in and update projects
@Aaron how often are you available for your drop ins, and how often are they utilized effectively?
@Aaron love that!!!
01:01:28Colin Haggerty (EMU)
we are hosting a virtual awards ceremony and a virtual leadership workshop that’s all positive stuff so hopefully it’s able to pick it up
Less work conversations and tasks over groupme. They have much more schoolwork than before, so keeping all engagements social or fun related
01:01:39Natalie Broder, ECU
I don’t contact via emails because its overwhelming. got a great response from contacting them via videos
Majority of my staff have gone home and are focused on their school work and live during this situation.
01:01:44Giancarlo Provo - UW Seattle
I'm not the students' *actual* supervisor anyone else in this position?
01:01:53Colin Haggerty (EMU)
sending videos is a great idea
01:02:05Stephon Porter, UofSC
Zoom meetings for the students just to hang with one another and our pro staff
Weekly Zoom calls with Supervisors (they requested) and one wellbeing check this week/next with all officials. Also hosting a virtual awards/staff recognition night during ‘Finals Week’.
Not being the "Actual supervisor" is a cool opportunity to do those informal hangs! So engagement through more social means, for me.
01:02:29Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
I am available every day from 10am - 4pm. I leave it open so that way students can pop in for however long they want. It is actually used fairly regularly. I've had about 10-15 drop-ins each week
01:02:32Natalie Broder, ECU
I do just a little selfie video & send it to GroupMe with updates. It’s faster on my end to create, them to listen to, and one less confusing lengthy email
My supervisor will send “M4 Alerts” (as he always does), which is a video message from him! It is better received than an email or text as we get a lot of those!
Weekly zoom meetings to check in, play games, and provide updates
I try to call my GA every other day, and my students once every 10 or so days. Not trying to pester them too much. They have learned to talk on the phone rather than text because of this.
also using group me to post memes and uplifting photos of my daily life
At KU, we've fortunately been able to pay our students an average number of hours and not have them do any work. I make it a point to at least touch base (e-mail/GroupMe/text) and just let them know I'm here if they need.
Just like TA office hours, I'm there if they need, though it may not be utilized.
01:04:01Crystal Durham - NAU
I've tried to engage with my student staff, but outside of my IM Supervisors, none of them care at all. It's felt like a waste of my time trying to keep them involved and offer them paid hours because they don't want it
well said, Devon!
A couple of my supervisors essentially told me in our group chat, "No more IMs? Alright, Imma head out."
01:05:13Aaron Brooks - The University of Akron
LinkedIn Learning & TedTalks are working really well for my staff
01:05:39Colin Haggerty (EMU)
some students have other jobs that still operate and have picked up more hours there as well
Does offering options for your staff to get paid limit their ability to get relief money from your government? Some of our students have turned down pay for cancelled hours out of concern It would impact their eligibility for relief payments
I can't pay my staff and I've quickly learned if they aren't getting paid or getting fed, good luck.
01:06:46Natalie Broder, ECU
We are paying our students average hours until end of april (average of february). I created some online work activities that are optional, but are fun like a Connect2 Accident Report on an accident in their favorite tv show (I.e. i did one on meredith getting bit by a bat in the office from Jim’s POV)
I really appreciate the idea of sending a video with updates to student staff. Break up the email trend. I’m going to do that today, thanks!
@natalie is participation high for those optional activities?
At UOP we are having a lot of difficulty trying to connect with out student staff, they don’t really have the bandwidth to stay super connected (which makes sense since finals are coming up soon, semester system)
Gotta go to another committee meeting, thanks for putting this together!
Thanks for joining, Drew!
AU just did a campus favorites bracket! students loved it
I have been told that if my programs don't run over the summer or fall, then I may be reassigned to different departments in my division based on my skill set. that could be admissions or academic coaching. I relayed the same information of reassignment to by GA, who gets his scholarship from the graduate school. as for my student staff, I only have 3 for clubs - if they want to work, then they are able to work, but they cannot exceed their assigned hours prior to the pandemic. for camps, we were in the middle of hiring when everything happened, but we haven't made any offers until we know the direction camps will take for us. we are following guidelines by the state of ohio and cdc
01:11:00Giancarlo Provo - UW Seattle
How many students do y'all have in your specific area? We have around 70 in operations and I'm wondering if anyone else has that many, I feel like a lot of these engagement ideas would be difficult with such a large staff
01:11:36Stephanie Calhoun & Corrine Pruett
Regarding student engagement, what I have found is that there is not one approach that works for everyone. Providing opportunities with varying levels of involvement has worked for me. (i.e. - weekly trainings upon request for new OpSups, informal check ins for PAs, etc.) If you are struggling with engaging your staff I would recommend asking them what they want will give you a starting point.
We moved our development series to online and our topics now focus on what can be applicable now for example: Navigating Change, Personal Mission Statements, Civic Engagement during COVID, etc. We have contacted previous student employees that are volunteering their time to present for our student staff, when students attend a certain amount of sessions they get a spotlight on our canvas page! We use Zoom for these sessions as well as post online presentations from campus contacts. It’s been a great turn out thus far!
Out of curiosity—-is there anyone here without a Masters? I don’t have one...worked in Municipal Rec for 3 years, received a Graduate Certificate in Sports Management, and have been doing a full time Campus Rec internship at FLC for the past year to get a foot in the door. Just seeing if anyone else has taken a non traditional path into the field! Thanks
Have to log off to help with one of those sessions so see ya’ll another time!! Be safe & healthy!!
One thing that we're doing is hosting a happy hour for our incoming GA. We haven't really gotten to know them outside the interview. I'm really excited to chat in an informal setting!
01:13:33Natalie Broder, ECU
Also, telling the students that you are also on the same boat as them (waiting for answers & responses, not knowing entirely what’s going on, etc.) they feel relieved a little that the “adults” they work under are figuring out and handling the pandemic in the same fashion they are
@Giancarlo I have about 85 and I have seen the same difficulty. We had a check in meeting today and about 10 showed up. We are looking to incorporate some trivia or games to keep them coming back to check ins
@courtney ^^ same
01:15:35Natalie Broder, ECU
I know the seniors I oversee are heartbroken over graduation and end of year celebrations. So I hand wrote a card to each and mailed it to them, telling them how proud I am of them for their hard work in school and out of school and how I’m always here for them if they need me, and congratulating them on graduating.
01:16:29Jessica Dehn (URI)
I have about 120 in facilities here - it's been a lot of divide and conquer for our check ins. I do weekly check in's with my PA's, who then do follow up meetings with everyone else. Group meetings, individual check in's, optional trainings, etc.
Natalie I love that idea! definitely doing that for my seniors
i can add something to this as a first year pro
My biggest recommendation for new professionals is to set your boundaries immediately. Be flexible, but also don't be afraid to say no when you don't have the time. As a new professional it is easy to give too much. Don't burnout too early.
01:24:12Natalie Broder, ECU
01:24:12Giancarlo Provo - UW Seattle
Definitely want a part 2
There might come a time where we are fighting to prove our worth, value, and time so that we still have jobs if virtual life continues into the fall. Start brainstorming all of those to-dos and document them so that you can prove are needed!
Yes- this has been my favourite one yet!!
01:24:17Crystal Durham - NAU
would love to do another one
01:24:20Stephanie Calhoun & Corrine Pruett
01:24:27Sylvain- Penn State University
01:24:41Klee Sellers - Oklahoma State University
Definitely! I think we will have more information next time around!
yes do this again! let's talk about building your network and taking advantage of opportunities to develop yourself at this time
NIRSA's Career Development Week next week could be a great opportunity to engage student staff/provide opportunities, too. More information here: https://nirsa.net/nirsa/career-development-week/
01:24:56Colin Haggerty (EMU)
yeah let’s do it!!
Go Region 3 Lead on Team 2018!
Yes! Topic: how to engage your community on social media. Ideas for challenges, workouts, and other posts when you do not have a staff
01:25:08Natalie Broder, ECU
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org - i have another meeting at 4 PM. Down to share that Connect2 activity if you all would like it!
Thanks Tom for the leading the conversation. You're a natural.
Shout out former UCLA interns. I see y'all!
01:25:29Colin Haggerty (EMU)
anyone who wants to talk risk management/student engagement/Etc. my email is email@example.com!!
Thanks Tom. you're great. Moderate every roundtable please
VIRTUAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT WEEK
01:25:39Keegan Ashbee - University of Florida
GREAT JOB Tom!
Reach out! Facilities GA at Grand Valley State University. firstname.lastname@example.org