Monthly Archives: October 2013

Figuring it Out

When I started fall term, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I figured… hey, I will graduate from a great school and work as a planner or buyer in advertising. I thought it … Continue reading

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How to: Apply for a Job

The public relations firm where I am an intern is currently hiring, and it’s my responsibility to manage the flood of job applications we’re receiving. This experience has already served as an incredible lens for me to learn some important … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Lost

We’re already halfway through the term and I still walk into work unsure of what my task will be the next day or next week. After our big event a couple weeks ago, the workload is completely different now and … Continue reading

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Challenging Experiences Only Make You Stronger

Last week was quite a trail for me. I was assigned my first blog post here at my internship. Not that I’m unfamiliar with writing blogs, but it’s a different story when I know it’s more than just a homework … Continue reading

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Learning When to Say No

Lately I’ve been realizing the importance of taking care of myself. I have a tendency to stress myself out. I commit to too much and overwhelm myself to the point of exhaustion. Working two jobs plus taking a full course … Continue reading

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Self-Assessment

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking – rather, self-assessing. Now I actually have the time to focus on myself, free from work and other distractions like a college environment. I can sense myself becoming more and more confused. In … Continue reading

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A slice of intern life, with a heaping side of humility

Last week I had my first difficult interview since starting my internship here in Portland. It didn’t turn sour until the very end, and I think I salvaged things enough that this person will talk to me again. But in … Continue reading

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