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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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So You Wanna be an Intern

Being an intern is a valuable and rewarding experience, but balancing work, school and a personal life is more difficult than you think. Part of being an intern is learning to manage your time and prioritize your work so everything … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Clever. Be Useful!

We all want to be seen as the best and brightest, thinking this will make us the best candidate for the job.  However, what good is being clever if you aren’t useful as well? WPP’s  Jon Steel said it best … Continue reading

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T-E-A-M Work!

Like many of my peers, I came into the Portland Senior Experience wide-eyed, ready to jump in headfirst and give it my all. Prior to this, I’ve worked and interned in many team environments before, but it all pales in … Continue reading

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Life in Public Affairs – An Intern’s Perspective

People often ask what public affairs is, and for that there is not a simple, clear cut answer. Public affairs combines government relations, media communications, issue management and strategic communication. Some of the more common forms of public affairs include … Continue reading

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