I remember moving from OK to Colorado in '98 and embarking on a new journey, not knowing what to expect. The anxiety of not knowing anyone in a big city and essentially starting over as far as carving my own niche was so overwhelming to say the least. But in going through that process, I learned a lot about myself - such as being ok with stepping outside my comfort zone, broadening my horizons and becoming independent. Now, almost 20 years later, I am about to embark on a new journey in which I, along with my wife, will be moving to Houston, TX. It was a bit of a spontaneous move but something my family has embraced and is truly excited for.
A lot of things had to fall in place... one being whom will my employer be! After doing some initial outreach and notifying my boss of my move, I was happy to learn about the possibilities of being a regional rep for DU and working from home while overseeing the whole state of TX, OK and Hawaii. We currently have a Midwest Regional rep and Northeast Regional rep, so now seemed like a perfect time to incorporate a Southwest Regional rep. I think this will be great in having more of a DU presence in these areas. Things couldn’t have worked out any better as it’s the best of both worlds - I truly have enjoyed working for the University of Denver and I will continue to do so, just in a different capacity. There will be challenges such as working from home, creating a structure and improving on our numbers regarding inquires, applications and eventually deposits. Nonetheless, I have the support from Undergraduate Admission and the resources to feel confident I will succeed in representing the University of Denver the way it should be represented.
My new beginning starts July 1st. Before my departure though, I was surprised with a heart-warming going away party that really did validate I truly am blessed to work with some amazing colleagues that I will miss seeing on a daily basis. It goes to show, if you truly love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. That’s how I feel about working for DU -it’s truly been a blessing and I look forward to what the future has in store as I assume my new role. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and have a wonderful rest of your summer, and before I forget, Go Cowboys (is it too soon?!?!) : )
Wahhab Carter - Associate Director of Diversity Enrollment, Undergraduate Admission