Friday, August 22, 2008

Me, the Sugar Mama

People always ask me what I do for my job and I tell them I work at the chiropractic school that Cory attends. Then they ask me "are you, like, a receptionist or something?" I tell them I work in the office of quality and they just look confused. It's always very amusing.

As much as I love my job, I have the hardest time explaining to others what I do for work. I work in the office of Institutional Quality and Assessment (I know, could our title be any longer?) I do some things secretarial (like keep track of my boss, an assistant vice president) but I mostly make use out of the statistics degree I earned from USU. We do a lot of surveying (and when I say a lot, I mean a lot) and trend-predicting. I work with accreditation, strategic planning, protocols and a lot of data. We believe that we are the best chiropractic school in the U.S. and we work really hard to stay that way.

So here's a link so people can actually see the surveys that I have to put together (click on the link that says "data" to see what I mean about a lot of surveying). http://www.nycc.edu/webdocs/ic/IQA/IQAFiles/IQAFiles.htm

I know, it's way geeky. But I love it. It affords me the opportunity to be intimately involved in the school that Cory chose to attend - and lets me eat lunch with him some days. All the benefits are fantastic (my favorite being the free chiropractic care, of course, but discounted tuition for Cory is also pretty fabulous!) And I am truly a geek at heart, so it's right up my alley. I'll be very sad when I have to quit (not for a while though, since Cory still has a year left.) I'm very blessed to work here!

6 comments:

Zach & Megan Jones said...
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Zach and Megan Jones said...

Look at you-my little number geek! I miss you! I haven't talked to you in a while and I have SO much great news to share with you. I have a huge thing at work on Saturday, so can we chat on Sunday? If so, let me know! I sure wish we could be there to meet you in Boston-I think we talked about it a time or two...Anyway, I hope to hear from you soon! P.S. Happy late anniversary!

Andrea said...

You are my hero. and I really mean that. And you better believe I went and looked at all that data. I wish I were as smart as you. In fact I wish I were with you right now and we could be laughing over lunch. Ah. Just a year.

stephanie said...

Happy anniversary! I bet it was so nice just to do whatever you wanted for one day with just your best friend! Oh and by the way I finally was able to get my hands on breaking dawn and I loved it! My husband and kids were neglected for a day, but the book was amazing! thanks for getting me into these books!

April said...

Sarah,
I stumbled upon your blog through Suzy Judd Sullivan's blog. It's great to see what you've been up to! I know exactly what you do and think it would be a very interesting job.
If you want to see my blog, send me an email and I'll add you.

April Gold Vicchrilli

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