My Transition to New Professional Life

Job searching is a very exciting and exhausting time. I understand the pressure of trying to solidify a position before graduation, so you can simply know where to drive on Monday morning after your graduate assistantship ends. The process of getting from “Yes, I am hired” to “I’m here, now what” is a learning and rewarding experience. Allow me to take you through my current journey as an RLC!
In the Beginning- My transition was different from the other new RLCs here. I was hired on a Thursday and began working a week later. After receiving my offer on Thursday, I immediately went to my supervisor at the time of my graduate assistantship and my colleague (also an alum of my graduate program) for advice. I appreciated their advice, but I still had butterflies in my stomach as I prepared for my first day. That night, I went back to my research of the campus because I had to hop right into the position. I definitely saw the benefit because it helped me generate ideas, and it gave me a head start on orientation as well as an introduction to campus partners. I also studied the campus map like nobody’s business. I did not want to get lost on my first day! Next, I emailed the Director of Residential Education and Leadership, so I can come in and volunteer before officially starting my position the next week. I am completely new to residence life, so I wanted to get …

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Hangout Success!

This morning we had an optional and informal Google+ Hangout with some people who are interested in our positions. Everyone was really friendly and we had a really nice group conversation! We had about ten folks come in, some on video chat, and some on text chat. …

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