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  • Lead by Example

    Lead by Example

      By: Sara Kirkpatrick  As a Portland State student, how do you become a better leader? If you’re like me, you read a lot of books, troll Twitter for trending bloggers, and attend a few conferences. Recently, I’ve come to realize that one of the best ways to grow is to engage with other students.…

  • A NEW LINK TO THE JOB MARKET

    A NEW LINK TO THE JOB MARKET

      By: Sara Kirkpatrick  Just like you, I am one of 28,076 students currently enrolled at Portland State University. All of us are followed, liked, shared, and/or linked by millennial-driven platforms; each of which are working hard to promote our professional self image. As a career driven student, I allocate a majority of my time…

  • “Please Hire Me.”

    “Please Hire Me.”

      By: Sara Kirkpatrick  Summer internship application deadlines for 2016 are rapidly coming to a close, and I still haven’t scheduled a single interview. However, I believe that I’ve dotted my i’s and crossed my t’s where necessary. I’ve updated my resume, wrote several personalized company cover letters, and I have even gone through great lengths to create…

  • Coffee is to students, as textbooks are to classes.

    Coffee is to students, as textbooks are to classes.

      By: Sara Kirkpatrick  Our lives as college students are widely known for take-out meals, 10-page papers, all-nighters, epic parties, alcohol and, without a doubt, coffee — which must be served in mammoth-sized coffee cups! Here are Three reasons why every Portland State University college student must supplement their current academic curriculum with a coffee…

  • Where do you study best on campus?

    Where do you study best on campus?

    By: Sara Kirkpatrick  For me, studying on campus consists of finding a cozy table in Smith Union, where I can set up my Mac and enjoy my favorite liquid inspiration: Chai Tea Latte. I have always positioned myself near a window in a somewhat noisy space. I am a visual learner, and now realize that…

  • Summer Internship: Here I Come

    Summer Internship: Here I Come

    By: Sara Kirkpatrick Did you know a career fair is one of the best resources a career-seeker has for finding employment and internship opportunities? Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most unattended events among university students. Why you ask? The answer is simple; students today aren’t motivated to attend. This morning I RSVP’d for our…

  • I’m Search Engine Optimized

    I’m Search Engine Optimized

     By: Sara Kirkpatrick It’s a no-brainer that having a sense for digital media is becoming more and more of a necessity for the job market today. Companies expect students to have the ability to connect their brands on a wide variety of digital platforms. As students, we are faced with the challenge of developing an…

  • Is your reliance on Digital Technology Costing you Career Opportunities?

    Is your reliance on Digital Technology Costing you Career Opportunities?

      By: Sara Kirkpatrick This past week I’ve attended a number of free campus workshops, all of which promoted face-to-face networking as a prime source to land jobs and internships.  As students, it is important to understand how to use digital media to accomplish these goals, it is equally important not to lose our basic…

  • Have no fear, Fearless Fridays are here!

    Have no fear, Fearless Fridays are here!

      By: Sara Kirkpatrick As an up-and-coming professional, I’m constantly worried about my past getting in the way of my dream job. As students these fears are commonly expressed, but then quickly ignored; which is ironic because our past can be our strongest qualification. Our past, both good and bad, can lead to determining factors…