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The Best Graduation Present I Ever Got

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

Graduation season is taking over my Facebook feed as my friend’s younger siblings are graduating from college, younger family friends are graduating from high school and some of my nearest and dearest college buddies are getting their Master’s degrees!   This brings up a huge problem for me: what do you get graduates these days […]

Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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4 Things Every College Student Should Do BEFORE Graduation

Posted on by Brooke Baum

Going into to college I was dead set on becoming an occupational therapist, but then I took chemistry – and oh boy was I wrong. By sophomore year it finally hit me. I’m not a bad writer, I enjoy people and I love business casual! What better than a major in public relations? I’m the […]

Brooke Baum
Brooke is a former Social and Digital Media Intern at Mac's List.
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There’s No Place for Fire Dancing During Your Internship (and Other Tips for Being a Great Intern)

Posted on by Jennie Day-Burget

I’ve supervised many interns during my time here at Prichard Communications. While their backgrounds, hair styles, interests and majors have varied at times, they all had one thing in common – limited experience in a professional environment. I don’t fault them for this of course – most have been young, bright and aspiring professionals toiling […]

Jennie Day-Burget
Jennie Day-Burget is an Account Director at Prichard Communications, leading a team that supports non-profit, government and advocacy groups across the United States. You can follow Jennie on Twitter @JDBurget or connect with her on LinkedIn.
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Can a Gap Year Help Your Job Hunt?

Posted on by Gabrielle Nygaard

Ah, the question every college senior dreads but can’t avoid: What are you going to do after graduation? With only a month or so to go before commencement day, many students are still scrambling for an answer. Finally, I have my plan in place: I’ll be spending a year teaching English in South Korea before […]

Gabrielle Nygaard
Gabrielle Nygaard was a former Digital and Social Media Intern at Prichard Communications.
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5 Ways to Excel in an Internship

Posted on by Brenden Morgan

As a social and digital media intern, my ear is always to the ground, or rather, my eyes are always on the feed. I prefer to be on top of current news rather than hearing from a friend that some disaster happened an hour after it was already trending. After a month at “Mac’s List,” […]

Brenden Morgan
Brenden is a former Social and Digital Media intern at Mac's List.
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A Recruiter’s Top 10 Tips for Getting an Internship in Oregon

Posted on by Aimee Levens

After building several internship programs, I’ve noticed patterns of who gets internships and whose resumes never make it.  Here are top 10 tips I have for those looking to get noticed by prospective employers – both for students AND non-students seeking internships. 1. Your resume matters! In my experience, intern resumes are more likely to […]

Aimee Levens
For the past 15 years, Aimee Levens has worked with companies from 15 to 15,000+ employees in hiring awesome people, creating strong processes, improving the candidate experience, and promoting her employers in the community. These days, as a recruiting consultant, she helps growing companies hire quickly and effectively, and as a career coach, helps individuals in their job search via resume writing, networking assistance, communication & interview skills, and more. Aimee also loves to blog, get her hands dirty in her garden, bike rather slowly through her neighborhood, and volunteer with community-focused organizations. Contact her at www.aimeelevens.com.
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3 Things I Should Have Done In College to Land a Job After Graduation

Posted on by Brenden Morgan

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’ve been out of work for an inexcusable amount of time. My graduation from the University of Oregon came and went in December and my naivety led me to believe that there would be a salaried job waiting for me once I had a college degree. After hundreds […]

Brenden Morgan
Brenden is a former Social and Digital Media intern at Mac's List.
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How College Students Can Get a Head Start on Job Hunting While Finishing School

Posted on by Gabrielle Nygaard

It’s officially spring. You know what that means: April showers bring May graduates. Soon, diplomas in hand, they’ll swarm the job market – and get a rude awakening to life outside the college bubble. I’m among this number, slated to cross the stage in June and receive my bachelor’s degree But fortunately, I’ve already set […]

Gabrielle Nygaard
Gabrielle Nygaard was a former Digital and Social Media Intern at Prichard Communications.
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