I recently switched jobs. After spending close to five years in commercial real estate, I saw my future career looking uneventful had I stayed, so I chose to start looking around for other opportunities and see what was out there.
I had always wanted to work for the U of M...I wish I could tell you why. Perhaps it was because college atmosphere's are absolutely electric. Maybe it was because the environment of the U was so diverse. I'd even go out on a limb and say the campus had a way of making me feel as if I were in a different world, even though it's boundaries fall within the Twin Cities.
After countless applications, one was finally passed forward to a department hiring manager. After an interview, I was offered the position. Many tears were shed at my new opportunity. Tears of excitement for what was to come. Tears of sadness for leaving my former office-mates. Tears of sheer joy that I was actually going to be a U of M employee.
It has been four months since beginning my tenure with the U of M...four months I will never forget. Four months of sheer continuous excitement. I'm so lucky my money maker is a job that makes me smile...not many people can say that.
A shout out to the U for being U.
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