As a freshman, I remember having difficulty finding resources online, which was especially difficult when I was looking at it prior to the orientation. I came into the orientation week without a clear expectation of what I will be doing and what is expected of me. Based on my orientation experience, I formulated a set of questions to ask to freshmen and sophomores.
Then I reached out to former orientation counselors, staffs, and resident assistants to get a better understanding of the school’s mission, goals, and attitude. I figured out that schools put a lot of effort into provide students to make new connections, get to know new people through the orientation activities.
The main insights from the interview reflected the lack of consolidation of the overall experience from getting ready to participating in the orientation.