Nearly 6 years ago I landed my first position in Higher Ed as an unpaid intern. I was a full-time employee at my job making $28K, a full time student completing my first masters degree, and between work & school still managing another 15-20 hours just to get my foot in the door.
Since then, along my professional journey, I’ve had some really great moments AND some moments that taught me perseverance. I’ve taken the low-road in situations that I could have stood my ground, I’ve been paid less than male colleagues with fewer credentials, and looked over for promotions that I rightly deserved. But I never stopped speaking what I believed for my future. A couple of months ago I stepped into my new office for the very first time & reminded myself that this is what I prayed for.
The transition has been hard, I sacrificed a lot, and I still don’t fully know what all God has planned for me (Romans 8:28) but I feel extremely blessed to be the newest Director of Student Activities at one of the largest HBCU’s in the nation & working towards becoming Dr. Tasha Andrews at The Tennessee State University. #Employed & #Enrolled#SurvivedMy1stHomecoming#VPAndrewsComingSoon#JustWaitOnIt#OneStepCloser#GoBigBlue#💙