Before entering college we were told, “These will be the fastest four years of your life,” – and those words couldn’t be truer. Four years ago upon my arrival at the University of Oregon, I experienced a wide range of emotions – excitement, curiosity, and absolute nervousness (just to name a few). Little did I know, the UO was about to offer me a whole lot more than a college diploma.
I was one of those freshmen who didn’t know what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My interests stretched far and wide, thinking to myself, “I’ll never be able to narrow them down into one major.”
But boy was I wrong. After taking a serious look at my unforeseen professional future, I realized two things:
- I love engaging with people
- I’m a decent writer
From there, I found myself in the School of Journalism and Communications – the home of the creative, and the land of possibilities. In the dynamic multi-media industry, we never know what’s coming; I think that’s what got me hooked. It didn’t take long to declare my public relations major with confidence, sanguine about my potential future.
Fast-forward three years and I’m sitting behind a self-enclosed cubicle developing communications materials for a non-profit, wondering: where has the time gone?
In the blink of an eye, we go from students to professionals with minimal preparation for the precarious world that lies ahead. Put to the test right from the get-go, we must embark on our next great adventure. Although it’s scary, if you point your toes in the right direction (in your most comfortable business casual shoes), you might already find yourself on the path to your dream job.