A Step in the Right Direction: Tips for Helping New Student Union Employees Get to Know Their Surroundings

New jobs are often overwhelming, but positioned among the hustle and bustle of a sprawling campus setting, they can be even more so. Whether students or otherwise, new union employees can always use a little help getting to know their peers and surroundings; even better, they can then pass that knowledge on to others who need it.

Several schools are already taking creative approaches to help new and prospective students feel at home — and many of these techniques can also be used to welcome student union employees. Between scavenger hunts, digital wayfinding systems, and mobile-friendly directory solutions, answers are there for nearly everybody – from new staffer to the fresh student employee.

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  • Christine Preusler

    Christine Preusler, Managing Editor at The Wyman Company in Gainesville, Florida, writes The Lead for ACUI's biweekly newsletter, The Bulletin. Christine uses more than 15 years of experience in publication management and a master’s in mass communications from the University of Florida to highlight the latest industry news and create thought-provoking content. Contact her via email (cpreusler@thewymancompany.com) with story ideas and announcements you'd like to see in the newsletter.

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