Erin Ciceri | Activities Coordinator, University of Houston
3 Tips for First Time Programmers
- Always consider first both your audience and campus. What types of artists would be of interest to your students? What time of the day/week are students more available to attend events? You can use a variety of methods to collect this information, such as surveys or focus groups.
- Plan ahead so you don’t fall behind. Creating a backwards timeline from the event with deadlines will help you stay on track and avoid procrastinating or feeling overwhelmed as the event draws closer.
- Do not try to do it all on your own! That’s a recipe for burnout. Work with your team and make sure you communicate what areas you need help with. Collaborating with other organizations and departments on campus is also a great way to share the workload, while generating new exciting ideas!