Well, it is the start of a new academic term and a new professional journey in my life. This blog started out as a hobby, and it was a really ironic choice of topics. Over the past few weeks, I have accepted employment, started a job, and began the process of slowly settling into a new environment.
What does that have to do with this project, you may ask? Well… Every great once in a while, there is an opportunity to merge your interest and hobbies AND get paid to do it. That is exactly what happened with this job. When I sat down after graduation and made my skills list, there were three jobs which really jumped out at me in higher education: Instructor of Political Science, Institutional Research Analyst, and Academic Advisor.
I applied for some jobs in each category. I am now pleased to say I am an Academic Advisor for the Center for Student Success
of Georgia College
in Milledgeville. In other words, I’m now working for my alma mater
doing what I had been doing for my friends anyway. To top everything off, I also get to work with the freshmen students in political science, criminal justice, and sociology and teach a few seminar courses. It is an almost perfect mesh.
So, if you happen to be at Georgia College, come by and visit me in The Bone House. I’ve put my school webpage
in the links list. It also has all my new contact information. Once I get settled in, you will be able to expect quite a few more posts, not only in the area of political science and public administration, but also in the field of student success.