“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” – Winston Churchill
Last week was officially my 4th anniversary at Quill – a company I started working at immediately after graduating from DePaul. Over my four years, I developed great relationships, and gained a ton of valuable experience to start my professional career. But like high school and college before it, the impending end of another four year cycle in life had me itching for a new challenge.
Because I was a commuter during my time at DePaul and work being so close to home, moving downtown was an absolute requirement on my checklist. Additionally, I’ve developed a love for the tech sector from reading blogs and interacting with smart, interesting people on Twitter (if you’re reading this post, I’m sure you know who you are). Finally, I wanted to find a company that was young and rapidly growing. No offense at all to Quill, it is a fantastic company with fantastic people, but the office supply industry is getting swallowed up in a software/tech driven world.
This post has been in the works for some time now, but I am happy to share that I’ve accepted an offer to start working at Fieldglass as a Revenue Analyst in the next few weeks. Although finding this job took longer than I expected and hoped, I knew immediately the fit was right when I met the people I would be working with. The company is young, energetic, dynamic, focused, and driven. They are moving into an amazing new office in November and I couldn’t be more excited to start.
I’m equally excited to start looking at apartments in the downtown Chicago area, where I’ve wanted to move since starting college eight years ago. I moved around a lot when I was younger and there isn’t a better city for my money than Chicago, and I can’t wait to finally move and live downtown. Better late than never, right?
I would be remiss if I didn’t say thanks to my coworkers and friends who gave me great advice along the way. And a special thanks to my recruiter who helped me find an awesome gig.