Your First Year

By now, you should be fairly settled in to your new position at Emory and have begun to make meaningful contributions to your department. As you continue to develop in your new role, learn more about Emory, and build relationships with others on campus, here are a few suggestions of things to do.

Task List

Be Engaged

Be an active participant in your new community!

Read your university emails, newsletters and publications. Important information is conveyed through these materials.

Actively participate in Annual Benefits Enrollment, your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefits and set aside Flexible Spending Account dollars.

Get involved. Join campus groups or committees or volunteer to help out with campus events.

Meet Regularly with your Manager

You should meet one-on-one with your manager on a regular basis so that you can receive ongoing and meaningful feedback about your performance and discuss your professional development goals.

Take Advantage of Learning Opportunities

Emory has numerous opportunities for your continued learning. If you're serving in a managerial role, consider leadership development opportunities. If you are seeking a mentor to help you adjust to your new role at Emory, you should consider the Mentor Emory program. There are also general courses which are offered throughout the year.

Get Your Performance Review

If you're a staff member, you will receive an annual performance review at Emory. Familiarize yourself with Emory's Performance Management Process so that you can be well prepared.

Start your Retirement Savings

If you haven't already started setting aside funds for your retirement savings, now is a good time. Learn more about which plans you are eligible for on the Benefits webpage.

Stay Healthy

In addition to signing up for Healthy Emory Connect, take advantage of the many opportunities Emory offers to help you be your healthiest! You can join a fitness facility, participate in wellness challenges and events when they are offered, or find many other tools and resources to help you live healthy on the Wellness webpage.

Continue to Explore Emory

Emory offers so much to explore in your first year that it can be overwhelming. Be sure to set aside some time to do exploratory things such as dining on campus, visiting the Michael C. Carlos Museum, checking out the Emory Libraries, or attending Emory events like the Farmers Market, Staff Fest or Commencement.