Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Big Announcement

So much for being disciplined and keeping up with my blog. Although, in my defense, I have had a lot going on during the last couple of months.

So, even though you have have already heard via my LinkedIn and Facebook updates, I want to officially announce that I have accepted a full-time position with Nationwide Children's Hospital as a web interactive specialist. I am just thrilled!

I've heard a lot of people say over the last couple of years that the best jobs aren't ones that you find online, but are ones that you hear about directly from someone you know. In my case, that couldn't be more true! I am so thankful that one of my instructors heard about this position, thought I might be a good fit and passed the description along to me. Now more than ever, I understand the value of networking!

The situation isn't ideal. The position is a 36 week contract, which has the potential to become permanent in 2014. While it would be great to know where I will be working for more than nine months, I know that I'll be secure until after our wedding, and the experience that I'll gain will be so valuable in helping me find something else, in case the job doesn't become permanent. I'm not even going to worry about it, because I am so excited for this opportunity! I am focusing on the positives.

I had orientation Monday and Tuesday this week, and if it's possible, I'm even more excited than I was when I received the offer. Learning more about the hospital makes me realize how lucky I am to be working for such an amazing organization. I've always said that I want to work with children, and while this job won't allow me to interact directly or work hands-on with kids, I know that I will be giving back to an organization that helps so many children and families. I have no doubt the Big Man was looking out for me on this one.

It's true that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. As excited as I am for this new opportunity, it is hard to leave my current position with Ohio State's OCIO. I am so thankful for my time here and all that I've learned. I've been fortunate to work with some really great people who I will really miss. Thank you all for everything over the last two years!


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