In the past week I've had contact with three students that I know from my time in Student Activities. One emailed me because he is now a Marketing Coordinator for UTSA Housing after finishing his bachelor's degree last May. I ran into another student on campus yesterday who just found out that she got into medical school. Today as I was leaving work, I saw a student who graduated in May 2006 and is set to finish his master's degree this December. It is really cool to see these students moving forward.
Now that I work with only freshmen, I may not get to learn the end result for the students. I value this time in which I see some of the students from my Student Activities days move forward and accomplish goals in their lives. Yet, this has been only one of the aspects of why I enjoy working in higher education. I have gotten out of my office during the last week to visit freshmen classes as part of our Classroom Outreach program and I enjoy the energy on the campus. I am in a good place right now. I am glad that I stuck it out during the bumps in the road.
Congratulations on your promotion! I am happy for you, plus you got to have your parents visit too! I know how much that visit meant to both. I know what you mean about getting to see your students move on. I have a few that have stayed in touch with and it really reminds you why we work with students. I also think it is great you are visiting classes.
Take care and call me soon.
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