Monthly Archives: April 2012

Building Your Skill Set

We all know that writing is key to excel in public relations. But we’ve also all heard that a diverse skill set is important to set us apart from the many other internship and job applicants we’ll be up against … Continue reading

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Adapt and react

“We’ve decided to go in a different direction.” A familiar phrase heard in this fast-paced industry and will almost always come after hours spent researching and prepping for a project. Although it’s difficult to see all your hard work go … Continue reading

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Ask and you [may] receive

The past few weeks, I’ve learned about the benefits of being proactive on the job. Working in the newsroom grants plenty of opportunities to brainstorm and jump in on stories big or small—it just depends on you to take advantage. … Continue reading

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The At-Home Experience

I was overjoyed to hear that I would be working in the bridal industry, until I realized I knew nothing about planning weddings other than what I’ve seen in movies. But I knew this would be a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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T-E-A-M Work!

Like many of my peers, I came into the Portland Senior Experience wide-eyed, ready to jump in headfirst and give it my all. Prior to this, I’ve worked and interned in many team environments before, but it all pales in … Continue reading

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Researching Dirt: A PDXSX intern’s first big project on the job

My mission, should I choose to accept it, (and of course I am) is to research “terroir.” Okay, what exactly is terroir? Well, it depends on who you ask, which is why my magazine is devoting its fall issue to … Continue reading

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Gaining confidence

Three weeks into my internship and I feel like I have learned more than one term in college could ever teach me. I am involved in public affairs. This means I must be up to date on political and social … Continue reading

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