In late May, CareerConnect hosted an Excel workshop led by Juston Glass, business and entrepreneurship teacher. He spoke to about 15 students on how to properly use Excel for organizational purposes, finding the averages of data with specific conditions and formulating equations for financial-based projects. At the workshop, students also were given a list of 20 easy tips and tricks to help them maneuver around the spreadsheet software.
Students learned about the importance of Excel in the business field and received tips on how to use the software. Glass noted he uses Excel nearly daily, and gave multiple scenarios in which the program is necessary, such as in real-estate or in owning any type of business. Elaine Zhai, grade 9, who had never used Excel, noted “we learned about sorting data and a lot of tricks that would make using Excel easier in the future” Overall, the event was a big success and many students enjoyed the opportunity to learn how to use Excel.