In November I applied for and was awarded a New to the Profession Scholarship to the CASE District 1 Conference in Boston. It was a terrific conference and I was able to learn a lot from experts from large universities and meet other professionals from across the eastern United States and Atlantic Canada. What I took away from speakers from large institutions alike was that it’s okay to take risks (like Suffolk’s #FlatRammy experiment at connecting with students before they arrived on campus) and that even institutions with more communications resources make decisions that end in failure but try every day to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
I spoke people from institutions that Hebron aspires to be like their openness in discussing their experiences has changed how I approach my work (including two video projects I’ll be completing in the near future).
I’m very thankful to the scholarship committee for generosity and for seeing my potential for growth in this field.