There’s so much to love about summer internships. Aside from gaining work experience, getting paid and increasing your network, summer internships are awesome for building your independence and transitioning into the “real world” after college.
As an engineering student, there’s often a fair amount of pressure surrounding landing your first internship. I remember feeling intimidated by all the talk of GPAs, networking opportunities, elevator pitches, interview tips, business clothing guidelines, and the worst of them all—career fair. All of these things honestly made interning sound really scary to me. Despite all of the pressure and build up, I’ve found that much of my stress was actually rather unnecessary.