Life After Graduation

The days after graduation have been very different than what I’ve been used to over the last five years. Typically, I would be picking up hours at the CD/Game Exchange and experiencing a summer without homework. Instead, Yaicha and I have moved out of our place to a spare room of her parents to save some money for the move to Portland, Oregon. This has kept me busier than one would think.

I’ve been trying to find an awesome paid internship in Portland before we begin the move and have spoken with some great people that work at certain agencies I’d like to work for. Everyone has been super helpful in answering any of the questions I have and some have become great friends. Recently, I had a pre-screening phone call from HR at Waggener Edstrom and I felt like it went well. They gave me some advice as to not put all my eggs in one basket, so I’ve been more comfortable talking about how my search has been. After that, I made a trip to Edelman in Portland for an informational session with some of the team. It was great meeting some of the people I’ve contacted with via email and social media in-person. Shortly after I arrived home, I received a phone call from Singley + Mackie about a virtual internship and I’ve got my fingers crossed for a good phone call tomorrow. I couldn’t feel happier about where I’m at in life.

Although I don’t have my dream job, or even my own place, I feel like I’m on the right path to success. I haven’t had much help from anyone throughout my college years. Many great things have happened and some very rough times have also occurred and I’m still working my butt off to fulfill my dream of working in communications for a game company.

I would like to extend my thanks to all my family, friends, and acquaintances I would also call friends that have helped me over these past few months. If it weren’t for your help, I have absolutely no idea where I would be.

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