Today is my one year anniversary at Ellucian. If you look at my online resume, you’ll see that I was at the University of Pennsylvania for just shy of fifteen years and left in early 2015 for the Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute (FI) really wasn’t a good fit for me, for a number of reasons that center on the culture of the department I was working in. I left after eight months at FI and started working at Ellucian in their research and development department.
I’m very happy about hitting my one year mark at work. It’s not just about being here for a year though, it’s also about having a job. I’m thankful and grateful for having a job. I’ve read a lot about folks who are struggling to find work, have been laid off, and/or have been out of the job market for a long time and have given up finding a new one. I’ve been blessed with full employment since leaving my parent’s house when I was 19, that was in 1988. I haven’t always liked my jobs, but I was always grateful that I had one.
I look forward to the coming year at Ellucian and learning even more and working hard.