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