This term has definitely been an amazing experience for me. I proved to myself that I could move to another new city where I know few people and still succeed. The experience also made me realize that I want to move to a bigger city following graduation.
I’m very thankful for the opportunities that living in Portland has given me. I’ve met some great people, refined my networking skills and learned to juggle a lot of different things at once. Working two internships–and three for about a week and a half–was a crazy awesome experience that I probably never would have had if I stayed in Eugene. I know I definitely wouldn’t have had the opportunity to work at not one, but two, amazing arts institutions. I’ve gained some great insight from both Literary Arts and Portland Art Museum.
As I had mentioned in an earlier post, I do enjoy Portland, but I’ve decided that Seattle is where I most want to live. For that reason, I am moving up there in a week for my marketing internship at King of the Web. I plan to bring a lot of things I learned at all my internships to the company, and I hope to see some significant growth to the website as a result. I know it will be an great learning opportunity working with some brilliant people.
Even though I decided to take a marketing position, I still plan on staying involved with the events community through social media and Meeting Professional International. I was thrilled to learn that I received a full scholarship to attend my first meeting professionals conference in Orland this July.
It’s all been a phenomenal experience, but I am looking forward to taking the next big step in my life with this move. I’m sure it will be a great one for me.
So this is goodbye to Portland. Next time you hear from me, I’ll be living in the beautiful city of Seattle!