Monday, December 19, 2011

Get Ready for the New World.

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I have posted a blog after summer break.

My last semester was a bit overwhelming taking 2 classes besides the capstone and internship classes; I have learnt so much at PLU not only on the academic side, but also the opportunities that have given to me throughout 4 years. As an international student, I have contributed to the diversity on campus from Global Get Down to the fundraising for Japan's tsunami and earth quake relief.

Well, are you afraid of jumping into the new world? - Probably I was. I never came to the United States till I studied at PLU. Everything seemed to be very enjoyable at first but I had to tell myself to be independent and humble to essentially understand the dynamics of American culture. At the end, surely, PLU gave me uncountable opportunities to connect with people from different sides of the world. To learn and understand another culture takes lots of energy and efforts as the other international students do because it's not a simple 1,2,3 process; To achieve your goal and vision, you need to clarify how you manage yourself each day. My journey at PLU would have never been completed without you: faculty members, professors, PLU community, friends and my great parents.

Now I am ready for next step of my journey- keep moving forward to develop my own map of my next career as a PR professional. After I have establish my career I am planning to come back here for my masters degree.

Greatly appreciated Allyson & Akane, who had given me the great bridge to connect the current students and perspective students at PLU.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Introducing New Blogger


My name is Lina, I’m from Norway, and this is my first year here at Pacific Lutheran University. I transferred as a junior from Green River Community College, and if I could, I’d major in Awesomeness.
Unfortunately, that’s a non-existing program, so I choose the next best, and I’m therefore majoring in Communication, with a concentration on Journalism and a minor in Global Studies.

In my spare time, I like to laugh at animated shows on Netflix – behind closed doors in my apartment of course. I also love to hang out with friends, and Seattle usually gets invaded where the coffee runs out.
I’ve been told I’m a pretty weird person. Personally I prefer the term original, but whatever works. I like to think of myself as a dreamer, but yet an optimistic realist. I never have too high of expectations; that way, I’ll never get disappointed. (Hopefully)

Besides school, I work at the Office of Admission here at PLU as an International Admission and Recruitment Intern. It’s pretty neat. I have the privilege of working with awesome people, I’ve learned so much already about PLU, and it’s really fun too!

I’ll leave you with this: Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain. (: