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Danielle Patterson


Class of 2020

Colorado State University Online
Instructional Designer


I entered the ID, adult learning work space and made the transition from teacher to ID.

I’ve been hired on part time as an instructional systems designer for WTI, creating training materials for the Army. For this position I was sought out by the employer through Indeed. It was my project work at Boise State that caught his attention and gave him the confidence that I could do the work.

And because it’s always “feast or famine,” nothing or everything, I’ve also been offered a temporary, full time position with Colorado State University Online as an instructional designer. This position won’t start until January, but I am looking forward to it. It gives me time to get the other job down and develop a logical schedule for doing the work.

I’m so thankful for the OPWL program and am happy to have made the career transition.