Well, I’ve made it through my first month at my new job. In away, it feels more like my first month on a new campus. I’m excited that I get to do similar work in student affairs but this time I have a whole new campus to learn. And boy do I have a learning curve! The best part is now I feel more mature, and seen as an expert at student life. The campus has been very welcoming and very willing to show me as I learn how their software works, campus policies, etc. I really appreciate the chance to start over and try new things. I get to bring in ideas that I know have worked in the past and I also get to develop new ways of doing things. I am looking into building more partnerships with TRIO, EOPS and MESA students. I’m hoping they we can team up and use Student Life as a place for their leadership component and training needs. I maybe a veteran in the field, but this month I felt like a brand new advisor!