The End of a Job Search

By Luis H. Garay

Last week I formally accepted a position at Saint Louis University (SLU) in St. Louis, Missouri. I am one of their Program Coordinators and working within their Cross Cultural Center. After 7 months of searching, I am ecstatic for this opportunity. Diversity Affairs is a functional area I had a high interest within this search and in the back of mind I had hoped to end up a private institution. Happy to say I have both with SLU and so, so much more. I am excited for this opportunity.

Truthfully, I have not had much time to properly reflect on these past 7 months: the highs, lows, and everything in between. Because my start date is less than two weeks from the date I formally accepted the offer, there has been much happening: locating an apartment, beginning to say good-byes with friends, throw away unnecessary items for the move, and packing luggage and boxes. Thankfully I only unpacked summer clothes after my move back to Chicago after graduate school, so here is hopin’ packing will be fairly easy.

I’m hopeful my time with reflection will occur through writings for the SAFirstYears blog, other blog posts, and journaling. Sometimes I feel like it hasn’t really hit me yet.

I am thrilled to be sharing future #sapro blog posts within this wonderful blogging community. Next week marks my first year with SAFirstYears, so I hope to do some MAJOR reflecting by then.

For those still on the job search: keep the faith and my fingers and toes are crossed for each one of you.

As always, thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below or tweet me at @LuisHGaray. 

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  1. Again, I am so happy for you, Luis! Best of luck. You're gonna do great and I cannot wait to hear all about it!

  2. Congratulations! Job searching can be really tough, but it's totally worth the headaches when you are successful and find a position that is a good fit! I am so excited for you and I cannot wait to hear all the amazing things you do!

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