Hi! Welcome to “A Day in the Life at UNMC” blog. My name is Nicole Lindquist and I work in the Public Relations department as a writer and social media specialist.
As part of my job, I get to do things like Flipcam Match Day (and try not to cry) , hand out UNMC swag at the Nebraska State Fair, witness someone walk normally for the first time because of a research study, and wish patients well at their appointments at UNMC on Twitter.
I heard a quote recently by someone being honored for her years of work in journalism.
“I’m ashamed to collect a paycheck,” she said, because her job is so much fun.
I often think the same thing. I get to be a part of so many cool things that go on at UNMC and get paid for it. It doesn’t get much better than that.
But now I get to tell you all about it, too. Through this blog I hope to share my experiences with you in the first-person, so it’s like you were right there with me.
I want you to experience events like Hustle for Hunger,
|That’s me in the middle!|
|I’m on the left!|
and the time I unintentionally spent more than $100 on birthday treats for my co-workers. (OK, maybe not that last one. No one deserves to experience that).
This January, I’ll mark 5 years at UNMC, and in just my short time here I’ve been a patient:
my daughter has been a research subject:
my husband has taken advantage of my working here to establish in-state residency as he goes back to school to get his masters (and for free tickets to Blues Brothers)
I love the UNMC community. My co-workers are more than friends, they’re practically family.
|Apparently I didn’t get the memo about red or black.|
And I hope I can add you to that list soon. My hope is for this blog to be a two-way street. I’d love to hear your stories, ideas and comments. And if you’re interested in guest posting, let me know. This should be fun. So fun I’ll be ashamed 🙂