Skills and Professional Development: Helpful Tools

This document contains brief descriptions of tools that may be helpful to new coordinators as well as information about how to develop skills with these tools.

Graduate Coordinators handle a variety of administrative tasks.  In order to maximize your effectiveness and efficiency with these tasks, invest in your own skill and professional development where necessary. 

Query Library

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a software application that features calculation, sorting, filtering, conditional formatting, graphing tools, pivot tables, and macro programming capabilities.

  • Upcoming DoIt Courses: DoIt offers in-person courses for a fee. If you have no experience with Microsoft Excel, start with be the Beginner course.  Proficiency up to the Intermediate level(s) is recommended. Course descriptions/outlines provide further information on content presented. Click here for current course offerings.
  • 24/7 Lynda.com Courses (free!): Lynda.com offers self-paced online course free to campus users by logging in with your netID and password. If you have no experience using Microsoft Excel, start with chapters 1-4 in Excel 2010 Essential Training, and then go on to chapters 6-12 (and any other chapters of interest) in Excel 2010 Essential Training.

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a software application that serves as a database tool for gathering and understanding all your information -- and providing a convenient way to enter, navigate, and report out your data.

  • Upcoming DoIT Courses: DoIt offers in-person courses for a fee. If you have no experience with Microsoft Access, start with be the Beginner course. Proficiency up to the Intermediate level is recommended. Course descriptions/outlines provide further information on content presented. Click here for current course offerings.
  • 24/7 Lynda.com Courses (free!): Lynda.com offers self-paced online course free to campus users by logging in with your  NetID and password. If you have no experience using Microsoft Access, start with chapters 1-7 in Access 2010: Essential Training for a basic overview. Chapters 8 and 9 on reports and pivots might also be helpful but not necessary for basic querying. Now you're ready for Access 2010: Queries in Depth. If you have some experience with Microsoft Access but need help with queries specifically, go right to Access 2010: Queries in Depth.

Google Drive

Google Drive

Qualtrics

Qualtrics

Social Media

    24/7 Lynda.com Courses (free!): Lynda.com offers self-paced online course free to campus users by logging in with your netID and password. Tutorials for Twitter and Facebook.

Website Development

ANS (Advisor Notes System)




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