Earlier today, I shared my exciting news about a new full-time job as a university professor. Alas, I confess, it was just an April Fool’s Day prank.
However, as with most of my April Fool’s Day shenanigans, there’s some nugget of truth buried in there somewhere.
No, I didn’t get an offer to go be a full-time professor teaching Human Resources. No, I’m not embracing research as my full-time career. No, I’m not leaving my employer of 11 years.
But that doesn’t mean that my mental gears aren’t turning.
I’m finishing my Ph.D. in the new couple of months. I’m already doing a gig as an adjunct professor on the side. I’m becoming increasingly visible at conferences and summits, both “industry” and “academic”, and am becoming more and more recognized as a subject matter expert on Diversity & Inclusion and especially on Employee Resource Groups.
I don’t know if my career is going to be in the business world, or in consulting, or in a university setting, or in some combination of the three… but it’s fair to say that I’m contemplating what the next 11 years will look like.
For now, though, things are pretty status quo. I hope you’ll forgive my little April Fool’s prank.