I can honestly say that being a part of the Portland Experience has been one of the single greatest decisions I have ever made. I am not only thankful for the opportunity, but thankful that I had the faith in myself to apply. I think back to my last minute decision to submit an application and it makes me cringe. I can’t even imagine if I didn’t make the leap of faith. My internship was a perfect match, personality wise and education wise, and has now given me opportunities I never would have dreamed of.
I looked at old copy of my resume last week that didn’t have my current internship on it. It was skinny looking. It had no meat on its bones. I actually laughed when I saw it because I thought back to when I applied to the PDXSX with this same resume and remember thinking that I was so prepared for the real world. Maybe I was? But now instead of thinking I am prepared, I know I am. Instead of looking at career sites and feeling hesitant I feel comfortable and calm.
Updating my resume was beyond gratifying and seeing the actual words on paper was surreal. There weren’t nearly enough words or ways to describe what I got out of my internship.
One of the greatest feelings in life is knowing that a step in the dark led you on an amazing path. I came into the PDXSX blind. My expectations were blown up. My confidence in myself is upping. And I hope that everyone feels the way I do. I think what we have done as a group is revolutionary and I wanted to congratulate everyone on their accomplishments and their future.