After reading many blog posts (as well as FB statuses) about graduation, I’ve come to realize that this is real, too real. I’ve been waiting for this moment to come for several years, but now, I’m not so sure I’m ready. Can we rewind, possibly freeze time for a bit?
Some of you guys have stated that you’ve discovered new interests and possible career paths. I, too, have realized that there might be more out there for me. It’s strange how much I’ve changed over the past year.
I have recently thought about going back to school in the near future, something that I never thought I wanted to do. I discovered that I wanted to learn more about graphic design, which is why I started looking into inexpensive graphic design programs around Portland. To my surprise, Portland Community College has said program.
I’ve always have had an interest in design. My dream was to work for a fashion magazine as an editorial designer. After working for a magazine this term, I realized that my goal might be harder to accomplish than I had recently thought. At the magazine that I worked for, there was one designer. Just one! They didn’t even have a design internship.
If there is just one designer for that magazine, most likely there isn’t going to be more at another, right? Except Vogue, but even becoming a coffee girl there is a tough competition.
It is not set in stone; however, it is an option that I’ve considered. I’ve also gained an interest in advertising and PR. Before this term I never thought about those industries as being right for me.
There are so many options after graduation as well as throughout our lives. The path we choose to take after we walk isn’t necessarily going to be the path we want to take later on in life. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ll change paths often.
P.S. – Are we allowed to decorate our caps?
— Breann Curry