On Friday, I had my most promising job interview of my "Job Search 2012." Now I wait... Universities tend to move slowly through the hiring processes.
I had some mixed emotions the evening before my interview. I miss working, but I also love spending my days with Alex. The evening before my interview I was reading Chookooloonks and found a great video on leadership.
Here is a video that I loved:
Working with college students gives me a chance to have lollipop moments. I have the opportunity to help students in subtle ways. In my last position, I advised freshmen. I should only be advising them for a couple of semesters, and I was happy to see students move on to become sophomores. One student I knew over a four year span. I first saw her at orientation and did not remember our interaction. I saw hundreds of students each summer and could not remember all of them.
Almost four years later, I received a phone call from this student. She remembered me and specifically asked to speak to me. I advised her by phone and then in person when she returned to San Antonio. Once I saw her in person I started to remember her. As some of her friends were graduating college, she was hoping for a new start. In my everyday work, I gave her a "lollipop" and the encouragement to be comfortable to contact me years later. It was good to think about this the night before my job interview.
Have you had any lollipop moments?