As the number of available internships this past summer changed due to the ongoing pandemic, one student in the Diederich College took a leap of faith on a virtual option. This post originally appeared on The Big Think’s blog in the summer of 2020.

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Margaret Millerick

I learned that being open and willing to challenge yourself will give you experiences you never thought would have come your way.

It is easy to agree that the pandemic took a huge toll on peoples’ plans for the year. For me, similar to countless other college students this past summer, many internship programs had been cancelled before they even began. I felt so much pressure and stress as I was hoping to get internship experience before I started my junior year at Marquette. As June quickly started approaching and times still uncertain, I was still looking for a job.

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