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If you look up the term “dunzo” on Urban Dictionary it is defined as, “a slang word for done/finished. Made famous by the Laguna Beach cast.” Regardless of where this term originated from, I find it only appropriate to describe where myself and several other of us PDXers stand right now.

Today marks my last day of class as an undergrad college student.  I had the most amazing four years of my entire life at the University of Oregon. I made life long friends, was inspired by passionate professors, and found a major I love.

I made it through all the tears, all-nighters, mistakes, J 101 grammar (barely), campaigns, and the PDXSX. When I look back at all of the things I have accomplished over these past few years I’m proud of myself. I am a completely different person from who I was four years ago. I have grown as a person and have learned so much.

My internship taught me a lot about myself, how to deal with tough situations, and the industry as a whole. I was able to improve my design skills as well as my press release writing. I was also given the opportunity to work closely with a client and manage an entire campaign on my own. After this experience I feel much more prepared to go out in the real world. I honestly don’t know where I would be right now if I had graduated in June and went without the PDXSX. I couldn’t be more thankful for this amazing opportunity, the things that I learned, and all the amazing people I met along the way.

I’m currently in the process of trying to figure out what direction I’m going to go in now that all is said and dunzo. Since my current internship was PR based, I am looking into finding an advertising internship so that I can utilize that part of my degree and then choose the path that best suits me. I am also debating on taking some time to do some work oversees. Only time will tell where I will be a few months from now, but I am extremely excited to see what is to come. Although my life as a U of O college undergrad student is dunzo, my life as a young professional is just beginning and I can’t wait!

– Sarah Brown


About sarahbrown90

I studied advertising and public relations in the SOJC at the University of Oregon. I am currently doing the Portland Experience this Fall and through that program I connected with the Scene Marketing Group and was hired to be the communications intern.
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3 Responses to DUNZO!

  1. katshannon says:

    Very nice post! It’s very exciting to be at the start of our professional careers and I see nothing but good things in the future for all of us! Let the next adventure begin!

  2. lizazevedo says:

    Congratulation on being dunzo! I am so excited to see where you go next. I am will potentially be looking for an advertising internship as well before I teach abroad. Lets keep in touch. Since we both are PR/Ad majors I think we could be great resources for each other. Once again Congrats on being officially graduated!

  3. eilíseward says:

    Yay we are dunzo! Thank you Kristin Cavallari for that perfect word. Your post was a great way to finish off this experience and I totally agree when you say you don’t know where you would be if you hadn’t done PDXSX, I don’t either. I couldn’t imagine jumping right into the workforce or job search process without this experience. I know you’re going to do some amazing things, and congrats!

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