1. If you made it to the interviewing stage, see if it’s possible to get feedback on your performance. In addition to learning what went well, you can also see where there’s room for improvement. If nothing else, it shows employers that you take your professional journey seriously. 

  2. After the interview, take time to self-reflect and write out some action steps and goals for improvement for future interviews, specifically targeted at areas you felt unsure about.

  3. Remember that getting a rejection is normal in the process of finding and securing opportunities—it’s all part of finding a position and (and it happens to all of us).

  4. There are ways beyond just an internship that can make your summer an enriching time. Whether it’s through a volunteer opportunity, a full-time job, or taking classes over the summer, internships are not the only way to develop yourself.

  5. Hearing “no” doesn’t mean you aren’t qualified. If you are getting an interview, you very well could be the most qualified candidate, but you just might not be the best fit for the organization. Keep this in mind as you keep applying!

  6. Consider looking at how you can tailor your applications for these internships. If you felt like your applications might not have been as specific as it could’ve been, try to find ways to personalize your next applications.

  7. When in doubt, stop into the LSA Opportunity Hub! Aside from helping you prep for your interviews or work on application materials, Hub coaches can also work with you to reflect on interviews and form a strategy moving forward.  

  8. Consider a virtual internship. The LSA Opportunity Hub’s remote internships are exclusively for LSA students to intern with LSA alumni, and allow you to gain work experience from wherever you are for the summer.