Starting my third week of work here at Roger Williams University was a half day training with our Human Resources Dpt. Enthralling, right? I just love talking about dental plans, pet insurance and 403Bs. Yay adulthood.
But before we got into all the grown up mumbo jumbo all the new employees got a brief history and background of RWU to get us up to speed. There’s a reason I took this job. And yesterday I found out why.
About two and a half years ago I wrote a blog post for the WNEC Student Activities page. I focused on the connection between my alma mater and my new educational establishment; Northeastern University. Western New England College was established as a satellite campus of NU in 1919 if I remember correctly. So in a sense, it was like I was leaving home to come home as I said in my post.
So during HR training:
“1919- Northeastern University opened a campus in Providence in the YMCA for business and law
1969- Moved to Bristol and became Roger Williams College
192- Became Roger Williams University”
It MUST be fate.
I had no idea when I applied to work here that this school was established by my graduate school institution the same year they opened a campus where I would eventually complete my BA. It’s all connected.
Many of us say that everything happens for a reason and I think this coincidence speaks true to that notion. There’s a reason that Western New England was the first school I applied to, that I went to look at Northeastern for grad school half way through my junior year of college, and that the first full time position I applied to was Roger Williams.
I was drawn to a connection I had no idea existed every step of the way.
It may sound sappy, and it may sound like I’m grasping at straws to justify my decisions but I don’t care. I’m happy. And there’s a reason for that.
Alright back to work.