Posts Tagged ‘St. Thomas’

Turns out graduating at the Metrodome wasn’t so bad. A few select photos:

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It’s come to my attention that I’ve been a naughty blogger and have completely ignored by blog for the last few months. Well, in my defense, I’ve been a little busy. Graduating from college became my priority, much to the chagrin of my social life and this blog. So, here’s the low down on what I’m up to these days:

1) I’m a college graduate – That’s right, no longer a “Senior advertising student at the University of St. Thomas”, I’m now (gasp) an alumni. It’s weird but it feels unbelievably good. A weight has been lifted. No more papers or ridiculous assignments. Don’t worry, plenty of people have told me I’ll miss college more than I think. In a way I already do. I miss the fun of freshman year but don’t think I’ll every miss nightmare group projects or not capstone senior papers.

2) I’m working at Periscope – Today was my first full-time day. I’m helping to craft social media strategy for some fantastic consumer brands. Most of my past experience has been more B2B and was not nearly as exciting as the projects I’m working on now.

3) I’m living at home – Back in Forest Lake. It’s not St. Paul or Minneapolis but there’s AC, a washer/dryer and a fully stocked fridge (luxuries I haven’t had for 3 years).  Driving my mom’s minivan to work when my car breaks down is a nice perk too.

4) I’m starting my own #healthrevolution – I no longer have going to the library as an excuse not to go to the gym.  I’m trying to get back in the swing of working out everyday and eating a lot healthier as well. Since I’m back home, I’m getting the whole family involved. They’re on board but turned off by wheat pasta and the words “reduced fat”. It’s not going to be easy but if health isn’t a worthy cause, what is?

5) I need to start training and fundraising for the 3-day –  I’ve raised a whopping $25 out of the  $2,300 I need to raise and it’s only 2 months until I’ll be walking 60 miles in 3-days. If you’d like to help my cause by donating to breast cancer research, I’d greatly appreciate it. http://www.the3day.org/goto/TaraOlson

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Ad/PR/Marketing friends, please share your thoughts on cause marketing with me by taking this short, 13 question survey http://ow.ly/1uW6E

I’m conducting research for my my mass communication ethics thesis paper, so I can graduate in May!

Thank you much.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  I have some good reasons:

1. Finals – I completed the Fall semester of my Senior year at St. Thomas.  Going into this school year I could not imagine being done with college but now I am ready and cannot wait to launch from college life into the working world.

2. Family Gatherings – We’ve had both Christmas Eve and Christmas at my house which means lots of cleaning, decorating and family time.

3. Cooking – I fully admit that I’m not an experienced cook but I’ve been surprisingly busy cooking this week.  I’ve made beef and broccoli, cheesy potatoes and green bean casserole.  That probably doesn’t sound that exciting but I’m quite impressed with myself.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and take the time to squeeze in some much needed relaxation.  Happy holidays!

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