Hopes, Dreams (and Fears) Pt. 3

09-09-2011
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It’s been a wild ride for members of the class of 2011. They entered the University of San Francisco  in the fall of 2007 when the economy was booming. They saw a near collapse of the world’s economy, a modest recovery, the election of the country’s first African-American president, political upheaval marked by regime change, and a still shaky job market. In this series USF Magazine polled graduating seniors to ask them what it all means as they head out into the world.

Kate Matsumoto

MAJOR: Graphic Design

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA

IMMEDIATE PLANS AFTER GRADUATION:

My first trip to Europe, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France. I saved up all year to do backpacking for a month and meet up with some good friends in a few different countries. Afterward, I plan to return to San Francisco to look for a job.

AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST HOPE?

I hope that I'm happy; that I haven't become a corporate sell-out, and that I enjoy my job. I also hope that I can recognize when something isn't making me happy and have the courage to pursue something completely different.

AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST DREAM?

To own my own design firm or be an art director of one. Also, to see the world.

AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Becoming a soul-less zombie/robot; working somewhere that requires no creativity and gets me into a boring routine.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?

Living in New York or abroad, observing a new culture or way of looking at life.

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