The first week back started with a ‘Kick off’ session of the inaugural Fisher Leadership Program of which I was selected to be a part. Being around talented colleagues, hearing the overview of the program, getting details of the individual electives, and meeting the person I’m to mentor were all extremely motivating.
“Performance Management, Learning and Design” and “Business Excellence Two” are the classes that I signed up to take this semester. After a summer of working in ‘Learning and Development,’ I found the first week of classes extremely relevant to my recent experiences. Although not too overwhelming, it was a shock to jump back into the extensive reading assignments. I felt different in my approach to both the assignments and group interactions. From my internship, I was more confident about how to approach both.
During this first week, I also continued the Office Exchange Program that I had done during the first year of my work as a staffing coordinator. Additionally, I also inquired about and got promoted to a Sales Account Executive position. I felt that this would be a perfect opportunity to learn more about the sales side of the business and an opportunity to develop professionally and personally.
At the end of the week, I got a text from my MHRM cohort showing a group photo of them after a team building experience opportunity. Initially, I wanted to participate in this event, but decided not to sign up because I was away from my family most of the summer due to the internship in Maryland. There are certain moments where you decide why you work. My week ended dancing with my daughter to the song ‘When Can I See You Again?’ by Owl City.