An Unexpected Journey: How LinkedIn Changed My Life In One Year [SLIDESHOW]

October 25, 2012


I am a teacher at heart. In 2006, I was asked to develop and launch the first graduate advising program for National Louis University. I created a successful program, enrollment blossomed and I was part of an amazing community of educators. Unfortunately, higher education is currently facing challenging times. Last year, I had to make a decision to move forward due to a vast restructure within the institution. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and started on a new path.

In June 2011, I became very active on LinkedIn. I originally set my sight on landing a new position, but I found much more.

Relationships: I made connections with amazing people in my field. Prior to LinkedIn, I was not able to connect with people outside of my inner circle. This year, you may see me out to lunch with a principal or superintendent talking about the latest trends in education.

Leadership: I created