The last week of the internship was extremely hectic. Scrambling to get my project completed, scrambling to get my poster printed, and scrambling to finish and perfect my oral presentation. All of that stress paid off, because I did indeed finish all those tasks before I had to leave.
For my final blog post, I decided reflect on all the changes in my thoughts, perspectives and plans from May to August. Below is a letter to Justine a few days before I left for DC from Justine now as I am going home.
In my experience, Week 9 is always, by far, the most stressful week. Abstracts, posters, and presentations need to be completed, while wrapping up the entire project. That being said, I had a pretty fantastic week.
Following a sword dancing team can be difficult until it starts raining. And running in a library is frowned upon until it’s an after-hours scavenger hunt in the Library of Congress. It’s still frowned upon then, too.
The past ten weeks have flown by, and now it's time to start preparing for our final presentations. Many summer internship programs require a final presentation and the specifics (oral or poster, duration, etc.) vary based on the exact position.