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From Lab to Laptop

It was a drastic change from my “normal” summer internship, working full-time in the lab with my peers, to sitting in my childhood bedroom on Zoom calls. During the worst of the pandemic, lab interns had to spend hours learning procedures—how to do things—without ever actually completing the tasks. This was not the hands-on learning we were used to or were promised. Instead, we sat through hours of Microsoft Excel analysis in environments full of distractions. Not too much learning occurred. Only when we returned to the labs in July was I able to explore and learn new ways to analyze my products and build relationships with peers and professors.

Originally published as a part of "Hunting for Internships During the Pandemic" at:


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