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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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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PR: Slowly Shifting From Strategic to Creative?

Stumbling through blogs and websites, I was suddenly hit by an epiphany: Has there been a lack of visual media use within the public relations field because of a shortage of individuals with the experience with software and creative mindset? My mind went off in a million different directions and tangents that I barely knew where to start picking the thought apart.

More often than not, those in the PR field are more prone to think strategically rather than creatively. A Career Cast survey from 2011 revealed that PR is the number two most stressful profession in America (fun video below); thus potentially being a reason why strategic, wordy thinking is default for members of the profession. Creativity takes time, and PR is a fast-paced industry where time is of the essence and cannot be wasted. Continue reading