Next Steps: Portland Tech and Marketing

After graduating almost two months ago, I would have never guessed that I’d be where I’m at today. I imagined myself working or interning at a PR agency, continuing social media management, blogging, etc. Not once did it cross my mind that my initial jump to the professional world would be working in the marketing department of a tech company.

Although the company has been around for a while, it released a product called Postano back in June 2011. Postano is a social media aggregator that syndicates and integrates social media content.

PDXPopNow Postano

PDXPopNow Postano: pdxpopnow.postano.com

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Time for Change

Saying I’ve been MIA for a while would be quite the understatement, and I couldn’t feel guiltier about it.

After weeks of thinking of new things to do with my blog, I’m finally going to put some of those ideas in motion and make some changes- both visually and structurally.

Some of the changes

  • The template/theme
  • Adding a ‘Portfolio’ tab
  • How posts are viewed
  • Making the pages more personalized
  • Expanding the topics and subject matter

Be watching next week for the first of many posts catching you up on what I’ve been up to!

Life Post-Grad

Graduating in less than a week is both an exhilarating and terrifying feeling. Not only does it mean that I’m done with school (for now), but it also means that I’m officially entering the real world, and with that comes major change. The amount of constant that I choose to keep in my life is purely up to me but the changes- those are debatable. As a fresh college graduate, that’s what life is going to entail: rolling with the punches and keep on swinging.

 

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A Tassel For Your Thoughts

From the Portland Senior Experience Blog:

As it gets closer to graduation, many members of my family have been forwarding other commencement speeches from universities that have already released their Class of 2012 into the world.

Out of the many shared, two authors’ speeches deeply touched my heart and resonated with me: the late Marina Keegan, and Texas A&M alumnus Neal Boortz. Keegan’s speech was written for a special commencement edition of the Yale Daily News and was tragically killed in a car accident the weekend after graduation; and Boortz is a radio talk show host that had a few words he needed to say. Regardless of their situations, their words are exceptionally genuine and still ring quite true.

 

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Carpe Diem

From the Portland Senior Experience Blog:

In two days, we’ll be exactly one month away from being decked out in our commencement regalia and walking at graduation; and for some of us, that’s as far as we have planned. Being the ENFJ that I am, I’m trying to not freak out that my life beyond June 18th has yet to be determined.

When I reflect on the past seven weeks, I think about my successes and shortcomings, everything I’ve learned, the projects that still lay ahead, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and satisfaction. But am I really what they hoped for?

 

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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 comparison to the boutique public relations firm I’m currently interning for.

I couldn’t be luckier, or happier, to be interning where I am and I’ve learned so much within these first three and a half weeks. There are several attributes that have resonated with me thus far, but a common thread that I’ve noticed is how important our weekly team meetings are.

Tuesday team meetings bring all five of us together in order to get everyone on the same page, allow us to brainstorm and bounce ideas around and support each other with our individual projects. These meetings also give us a chance to collectively put our projects into perspective and see how they fit into the bigger picture in relation to each client.

 

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Guess Who’s Back?!

For starters, I’d like to apologize for dropping off the grid for a while. My last real post (not including reblogging infographics I found) was a month and a half ago. Shame shame on me!

It’s been an exceptionally busy time for me with many transitions: I recently moved to Portland, OR, and am currently finishing my degree at University of Oregon’s Portland campus, and interning 30 hours a week at a boutique public relations and marketing firm.

 

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