For my final blog post I thought I would talk about what advice I would give to next year’s SOJC senior class. It’s a very ‘90s high school movie thing to do, I know, but I feel like Freddy Prinze Jr. would have appreciated it. My advice is to be involved.Be involved in as many different aspects of your desired profession so that when you graduate from the University of Oregon your portfolio will be bursting with interesting experiences.
Now this is all the same stuff that your professors have been preaching to you about for the last nine months, but you have no idea how many doors could open up from your involvement. Sure, there will be a couple of people in your class who land great, and I mean GREAT, jobs even before graduation day but for a lot of others getting that dream job means have to take baby steps and putting in due diligence.
From my own personal experience, one small internship helped me get offered a spot with Allen Hall Public Relations, which in turn helped me get another internship in Portland the following summer, which then helped me get the opportunity here with the Portland Senior Experience. Although I have found myself thinking “will I be doing internships for the rest of my life?” I truly believe that each individual internship and opportunity has helped pave my professional path and in the exact direction I want to go in.