The leaves are turning outside my window, the students are starting to consider their final projects, and my life is finally entering something like a routine. I've been almost two months in my new role at Olin, and I'm finally starting to feel like I'm settled in.
Let's return to the early days, all the way, way back, in September. Back then, I didn't know how to log in to all of the different admisnistrative software and reporting systems that we use. I was filing paperwork, clearing out old junk that's probably three or four employees old by now, and wrapping my head around the notion of approaching faculty and staff as a fellow employee.
Shh, they still don't know I was making things up as I went along!
Lately, I've picked up one of the weekly infosessions, and sometimes fill in for my coworkers. I answer applicant questions by email and over the phone, and I'm writing/editing/sharing training documents for admissions-related groups on- and off-campus. I'm going to meetings with Marketing & Communications, PGP, and DFAR to contribute my particular insights and opinions. I've made it into the big leagues!