by Molly MacGilbert Here we are, students at Portland State, in the city of bridges and roses and sportswear companies. We’re all in a pretty good position for internships—being in college gives us an excuse to get some work experience in a field we’re not actually that qualified for (yet). When I was a junior at PSU, I interned with local nonprofit Literary Arts for … Continue reading Not qualified? Get an internship.
By: Sharon Nellist This is it. Ten more days until… FINALS WEEK. I am usually of mixed emotions during this time: glad that the workload will be placed on a brief hold, and sentimental over the ending of classes that I truly enjoyed. I had the privilege of taking a course in which the grade is solely up to me. It is a beautiful array … Continue reading I AM A CREATURE OF HABIT
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 which help land us our dream job. Last Friday, I … Continue reading Have no fear, Fearless Fridays are here!
By: Sam Bakkila Campus Rec has been asking all of its visitors why they play. I’ve been thinking about this question a lot myself. I play for many different reasons, but I think my deepest answer is that playing allows me to be a total beginner. Rarely as an adult do you have an invitation to fail spectacularly at something that you’ve never tried before. … Continue reading Why We Play
By: James Wilson With fall term starting, it’s time to get back into the habit of hitting the gym. Over the summer, the Rec Center underwent some construction to expand the fourth floor. It was rough trying to work out around this, especially with everything being moved into the courts. But now with everything moved back into our awesome updated space, it really … Continue reading More Space to Play
By: Sharon Nellist This upcoming year at Portland State is the one I have been waiting for. Not only is it my last undergraduate year (hoping to stay for graduate studies!), but I am comfortably involved in various ways to ensure that quintessential college experience that I have been pining for all of my young adult life – and I am elated! I WRITE – … Continue reading What a Wonderful Year
By: Xylia Lydgate I have been coming to Campus Rec for a little over two years now but only recently watched (and rewatched) this video— gives me goosebumps every time! What strikes me most about it is how it really accentuates the inclusivity at Campus Rec. It is more than just a building or a gym; it’s a community that welcomes all students and community … Continue reading A COLLEGE STUDENT’S PLAYGROUND