Mid-November Update

I am thankful for the West Quad Staff!

THANKSGIVING BREAK CLOSING INFORMATION:

If you are staying to close for Thanksgiving Break, you must meet on Friday November 22nd at 5:30pm in Knapp 104. Cari and I will review break closing, Room Condition Reports, and we will enjoy a delicious dinner. You will begin closing rooms at 6:30pm.

Because you worked so hard on the Hall Closing Meetings, closing should go very smoothly. We will know ahead of time who is leaving on Friday November 22nd. This means you should get out on Saturday, November 23rd before 12pm.

THANKS FOR YOUR WORK WITH CLOSING!!!


Do You need a shuttle back to campus for Winter Summit? Email Karr@denison.edu with flight information.

Room Condition Reports

Knowing how to properly complete an RCR is critical to an efficient closing process. Please review the attached PowerPoint. Don't assume you know how to close and open rooms appropriately. Refreshing your job proficiency is always best. During your staff meetings your Head Resident will review the attached PowePoint and walk through how to do an RCR with you.
Some tips:
Write neatly
Take pictures of any and all damage (EMAIL:duresed@gmail,com)
Write the NAME and ROOM NUMBER when documenting incidents
WRITE THE SUMMARY LINE (Ex: "Tapestry covering 75% of ceiling" or "Smoke detector covered with plastic bag)
Anything in plain sight that is a violation MUST BE DOCUMENTED (Ex: Vodka sitting on a desk, Large knife on desk, Marijuana pipe on windowsill)
Be descriptive
Make note of all incidents including room number-call security at the END of closing with the entire list. This will limit the number of calls and allows you do call in all incidents at once rather than stopping and starting the process.
FILL OUT THE BACK OF THE RCR--> LEAVE THE BILLING SECTION BLANK


Are you thinking about life after campus? Take Action with an EXTERNSHIP!

The deadline to apply for an externship is November 15! - The ExternsEverywhere program connects students with alumni and friends of Denison for job-shadow experiences (aka. Externships). These externships help students choose their career path by providing invaluable insight into the "real world".

Students are able to network with and shadow successful professionals at reputable companies, in highly-desirable cities, and within many industries including; sales, finance, legal, public relations, medical, consulting, non-profit, fine arts, education and many more. Search DULink for a complete list.


If you need a reference for externships or internships, feel free to ask me. It is proper to ask your references rather than assume that they will provide you with a positive reference. I am happy to write references for staff members who have demonstrated professionalism, leadership skills, relational skills and more. When requesting a reference I ask that you meet with a CE&D staff member, submit a description of the internship/externship, and provide me with your resume. With the busy lives we lead, it is important that we do not forget to focus on the future!


EVALUATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK (11/18-11/22) WITH YOUR HR DURING YOUR INDIVIDUAL MEETING!

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