As you know I use Emacs for all sorts of things. In addition to coding, I use it for email, my schedule, note taking, and much much more. As part of my job at Hunter, I read and evaluate some of the Macaulay Honors College applications. I also have to evaluate all the applicants to my CS honors program. I described how I use Org-mode and Emacs to help with that here. Processing the Macaulay applications though is somewhat different.
I was given a list of student names and IDs as well as online access to their applications. If I wasn't an Emacs user I'd probably dump the list into a spreadsheet and go from there. It turns out, Org-mode has a really nice table editor with just the spreadsheet functionality that I needed. I had the ability to perform basic calculations on the data while also keeping the power of Emacs for editing purpose.
Check out the video to see how it all works.