Last week, one of my student workers at the university I work for nominated me for supervisor of the year!!
Here's an excerpt from her submission:
"I began working with Dean in early September 2015 and felt a bit overwhelmed by all I needed to learn. I remember my first day in this position quite vividly for the fact that Dean went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and welcome.
He goes above and beyond in everything he does and I can honestly say Dean is dedicated to this institution.
Even though he holds a higher position than his student workers, he never makes us feel as such. Throughout my time working with Dean, I have come to realize what a caring person he is. He takes leadership in planning events such as our annual potluck and ensures that everyone is included in these celebrations.
It's due to these meaningful actions that Dean is the ideal candidate for the Supervisor of the Year award."
Out of all the departments within the university, only 27 supervisors were chosen (me being one of them).
Although I didn't win, it felt great to be nominated and represent my department.
After (almost) five years of working there, I admit to feeling a bit disconnected and unappreciated at times.
This welcome news has helped recharge my spirits and show me that I do have an impact at work, even if I don't always think so.
So thank you for nominating me, Araceli! You ROCK!!