A Tale of Two Cities and the Futures They Hold

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Have you ever had two people fighting over you for your affections etc.? Well this is kind of what this feels like, but, like, with geographical locations.

This weekend is the weekend that I thought would

never come. It’s the weekend that I finally start to spread my wings and travel to a place that is completely foreign to me, and all on my own. Well, not entirely on my own since my friend is going to be my host for the next week and is going to show me around the wonderful city of Chicago.

My original plans were to go to the Windy City to job search for the future, but my prof

essor with a legit contact was unreachable for this entire past week. So, that’s out. While this is a little bit heartbreaking on my side, it’s also not a terrible thing because this trip just became strictly for pleasure.

In my noble pursuit of looking for a job, even though I still have at least two years left of schooling left since I decided to minor in Sociology I got the chance to go to a real life PR/marketing agency this last week with one of my classes. Said class is my Public Relations Practices class, which is also the class that is allowing me and my classmates to travel abroad to present various research projects in Athens, Greece and Italy and a few other places for a credit and a resume builder.

To say that this place, DEG Digital, is not what we thought it would be would be the understatement of

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the year. I think that all of pre-conceived notions of my classmates and I was seriously tipped on its head once we walked into the actual office. The building itself that it’s housed in was the most intimidating part of the whole experience since it’s in a giant corporate part of town. We all instantly fell in love with it. As the tour guide took us into th

e meeting/welcoming room we all stared at once another in complete and utter disbelief that such

a place could exist.

I should also tell you that DEG is in one of my least favorite places in the Kansas City area because of terrible past experiences from people that live there. I digress, this trip to their offices were definitely the game changer in my entire thought process of this town.

So tomorrow and next week in Chicago, the city and everything I do there is going to have to do it’s best to try to win me over so that one day I will want to live and work there. It has some pretty stiff competition now since I’ve had the tour at DEG and I have always been pretty adamant about wanting to get out of a state that I’ve l

 ived in for the past 25 years of my life.

So to you, Chicago, I dare you to make me fall in love with you.

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