Starting at PSU, I knew that I wanted to delve into communications studies but had no idea what that truly meant. My first year, I took an intercultural communications course and was immediately drawn in by the depth in subject matter that we covered. From this course, I found that I was deeply interested in the influence of cultural and societal effects on interpersonal communication. … Continue reading An Uncertain Senior
Career fairs are a great tool for students looking for jobs or internships. Learn about different career paths and ask your career questions directly to employers. Develop and implement your professional image and build confidence in approaching employers. 5 tips to make the most of a career fair: • Review the list of participating employers in advance and identify which employers/organizations are most important or … Continue reading 5 ways to prepare for a job fair
By: Anchitta Noowong PSU Resources: https://www.pdx.edu/careers/internship-information-for-students Continue reading Let’s Talk Internship
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: Sharon Nellist Can you imagine going into your senior year and doubt the major that you have so painstakingly been working toward the last few years? Well, I certainly can. HELP! My most recent thoughts: I am certain of the type of job I am looking for…. But will my current major get me there? Will my major hurt my chances of getting this … Continue reading STUMPED in Stumptown…
By Brooke Horn We’ve heard it before: Internships are a key part of your education. They provide valuable experience, they present networking opportunities, they look good on your resume, they help you transition from academia to the workplace, etc. We get it already. They’re important. What’s lacking in the conversation about internships (at least the ones I’m hearing) is how to really make them work … Continue reading Real Talk About Internships
By Emily Skeen In the immortal words of Jason Robert Brown, “I stand on a precipice, I struggle to keep my balance.” The dictionary defines a precipice as “a very steep rock face or cliff, typically a tall one”. This seems fitting to me because the metaphorical precipice in question is my transition between college and ‘the real word’, and what lies on the other … Continue reading Hey little girl, what do you want to be when you grow up?