I have followed this blog since I first found out about the Portland Senior Experience a year and a half ago. One of my favorite posts to read is each cohort’s last post in the program. Since then, I have imagined what I would say with my last post on the PDXSX blog.
Unfortunately, on the eve of Memorial Day weekend, I am at home sick. I have spent my day with tea, sleep, Arrested Development and conference calls.
And now it has taken me an hour to write a few lines.
So I suppose this will assure I keep my last post brief.
I recently wrote an involved post about my impending second graduation on my personal blog, which will take the place of a nostalgic goodbye post here.
Instead I’m going to take my last 100 words to thank the University of Oregon and the School of Journalism and Communication.
When I first entered the SOJC, I had no discernable set of skills (apparently employers don’t really want to see the 10-page paper I wrote on the Enlightenment and revolutionary France) and wasn’t entriely sure if another two years in college would solve the problem.
It turns out, the SOJC delivers everything it promises and more. I have had the chance to work with dedicated professors who truly care about their student’s futures, and I have collaborated with the most amazing group of undergrads. I also took advantage of the incredible groups in the SOJC: UOPRSSA, AHPR and, of course, PDXSX.
And now, I enter the real world knowing I am a qualified candidate to start my career in public relations. Beyond that, I have a strong network of professionals, students and teachers which I can carry with me throughout my career.
Thank you UofO, SOJC and PDXSX, I’m so proud to call myself a Duck.