I was laid off in the summer of 2011, after nearly a decade working in higher ed.  I had become increasingly frustrated and unhappy in my career and embraced the layoff as the universe’s way of telling me that it was finally time for a change. I went back to school for a second Masters Degree in Information Systems (a far cry from my first degree in counseling). 18 months, 36 credits, countless Code Academy hours and a graduate research assistantship later - I am happily ensconced in both a new job and career path. I’m working on projects I want to be working on, for a company I’m proud to work for, with a group of people I’m learning from every day. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that I do what I love and love what I do.  It feels so good to be able to say that - and mean it - every single day!

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