Tag Archives: University of Oregon

Accomplishments

Although it has been several months since I posted, I haven’t forgotten about my blog. It’s just difficult to find time to get here when I have such a full plate. I a full-time student, media relations intern, I work in retail and I skate for the Flat Track Furies (check us out at emeraldcityrollergirls.net) Needless to say I am looking forward to a couple of months off for summer.

In other news, the last year has been full of accomplishments and I am very proud of the steps I have made in getting closer to my career. I have had several moments in the last 9 months, where I could actually say to myself, “Hey, you actually know what you are doing.” I have felt particularly important as an intern at Ophelia’s Place. I really enjoy working with the staff and providing them with my expertise. Not a day goes by without receiving a thank you from them, but really, I feel like I should be thanking everyone there for letting me learn and grow.

In the last several months, I have made contacts with local media in Eugene, including Storm Kennedy from KUGN radio, who deserves an honorable mention as she has been so great about doing radio interviews with OP and helping me get in touch with other people in the community.

I really am having a great experience and will be graduating after fall term 2013. I plan to continue interning with OP as long as I am in Eugene.

 

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Making a Name for Myself

Try as I might, I cannot seem to consistently post updates on my blog.

So here I am. Updating.

Many wonderful things are happening in my life right now, both personally and professionally.

My internship at Ophelia’s Place has given me the task of re-designing and adding content to its auction catalogue for its upcoming Gems Event fundraiser. Although I’m no stranger to deadlines, Monday is swiftly approaching and here I am nitpicking at InDesign before I have all of the content typed up and entered. Silly me. Thankfully, Verb Marketing + PR is willing to help when I need it.

In other news, I have taken on the role of PR intern at the Downtown Initiative for Visual Arts (DIVA)  art gallery in addition to Ophelia’s Place. I am very excited about these opportunities as this is my final year of college and I hope to gain experience and network with as many people as I can, locally and possibly not so locally (any Coloradoans, Northern Californians, or Upstate New Yorkers out there reading this?) in PR who might have other professional opportunities that I can be a part of.

With two internships, full-time classes, roller derby and a part-time job, I probably won’t eat, sleep or bathe for the next three months.

It will be worth it.

 


A Friendly Introduction

Welcome to Think of Today! My name is Celeste Yager-Kandle; I am a student at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon and will soon be a young professional entering the PR world.

I started this blog to propel myself into the blogosphere and to explore topics in public relations and communications. Specifically, I aspire to work do strategic communications for nonprofit organizations.

I hope that this blog continues to grow with me, highlighting my accomplishments and showcasing my ability to compete in a tech savvy, professional world.

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright