Indiana INTERNnet is pleased to welcome our new Assistant Director of Educator Engagement, Sally Saydshoev. She spent the past 7 years working in higher education and most recently as the director of career services at Indiana University East.
Sally is eager to meet the many educators across the state of Indiana including those in the K-12 school systems. She served with the Business Education Committee in Wayne County, Forward Wayne County Workforce Coalition, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI). Sally has enjoyed her time working with students and is now excited for this next adventure to assist educators, employers and students developing a relationship towards talent retention and workforce development across the state.
Background & Story
Sally grew up in Sharpsville, Indiana and spent most of her life living in the Hoosier state. After high school, Sally went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree in general studies with a focus in business administration, interpersonal relations, and sociology. While at Ball State, she worked in Housing and Residence Life and realized that a career in higher education was possible.
Once she finished her bachelor’s, she pursued her master’s in college student affairs at Eastern Illinois University. While completing her master’s, she completed two internships at various diverse institutions which opened the doors to her obtaining a full-time position after graduate school. She then understood the importance of experiential learning and the value of putting skill to practice.
In addition to internships, her passion for bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world came when she worked with Living Learning Communities through her master’s program and beyond.
Sally has a daughter and husband and enjoys watching college sports. Her goal is to also travel to all the Indiana State Parks and go hiking as she loves to adventure outdoors.
She cannot wait to get to know more of our state educators and continue building relationships for the betterment of our communities.