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by Jamie on Purpose

“My summer internship turned into several weeks worth of virtual training instead of actually working on a project, with a team, at a client. How am I supposed to talk about it in an interview?”

A bunch of people are asking this question now that fall recruiting is in full swing. While my heart breaks for those who didn’t get to experience the internship they were hoping for, I wouldn’t worry too much about how that impacts your prospects for a full-time job offer. However, there is definitely some nuance to how you want to present your experience in a professional and honest way.

I can’t count how often I have sat in front of an email draft, palms sweaty, reading, re-reading, re-wording, then re-reading again on an email that is very important. When I get in this knotty-stomach mode, there are a few tricks that I’ve relied on to make sure I’m still sending solid emails. Hopefully, these tips below will save you from having to send a follow up damage control / “what I actually meant to say was…” email, and let you focus on achieving your dreams and changing the world!

Self-awareness in the time of virtual meetings looks a little different. Included are the ways you can put your best professional foot forward and remove the barriers that make virtual meetings ineffective. Topics include wearing headphones, proactive muting, leveraging the “Participants” view, checking your surrounding environment, and even more bonus tips!