April Showers Bring May Program Assistants

Posted: April 13, 2016

Daffodils, tulips and program assistant hiring – all sure signs of spring! We’ve got some tips to help you get computer access for your summer employees!

Spring has just arrived but many of you are already skipping ahead and thinking about your summer program assistants and interns! To help these employees be successful, the College of Ag Sciences IT group is ready to create AG and, if needed, Exchange accounts for them. AG accounts will allow logon access to computers in your office and connection to the appropriate shared folders on your server. Additionally, summer program assistants and interns may also use Exchange for mail and calendaring, if requested.

To be compliant with Penn State policies, each summer program assistant and intern will need her/his own unique Penn State Access account user ID and password. We have a How To - - to help you through the process of obtaining the correct forms that need completed by the employee and where to send them once completed. We also need to know some information about their dates of employment, which county they will be working in and what Ag services they will need to access. All of this information can be shared via our Help Request form or emailed to us at Once we have this important information, we can get their account created and work with them to get set up on the computer (and setup email if needed). Please refer to our How To for the details.

If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask!