I found a posting for the University of Charleston (www.ucwv.edu) in February, but didn't post for it at that time. In May, I did post for it and was called in for an interview the next week. I fell in love with the program and the staff! It's a practical, real-world program that has a huge amount of potential, and a lot of the staff have had a great deal of entrepreneurial success, which I love. I have a lot of ideas for the program and how I would like to see it grow. I've also already started speaking to people in my network about internships for the students, ideas for projects, and information for class content.
I'm very excited to start my new job on Friday as a professor and program coordinator for the University of Charleston's sports administration program. If I hadn't been laid off, I wouldn't have pursued my dream of teaching full-time for several more years. Sometimes the things that happen in our careers that seem unpleasant are really serendipitous. We just need to make sure we're receptive to those moments and take advantage of them.