Camila Cando

AddedTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Hi! I’m a 3rd year biological engineering undergrad at the university of Georgia.
I just got rejected by an internship position I applied for and it was totally demoralizIng. My anxiety has taken me into this whirlwind of self doubt, and am afraid I will never get a job at all. Which I know is obviously not true, I’ll get there eventually! But I was curious as to how to better prepare for interviews and how to calm myself down and know that it isn’t the end of the world that I haven’t landed an internship yet.
Related to Bioengineering/Biomedical, Internships & Jobs, Self Doubt
  • Monique Frize , Carleton University and University of Ottawa
    Answered Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:54 AM

    You should speak to older students to see how to prepare for interviews. There may also be some help for students at the college for such training. There may also be YouTube help. The important thing is to go in with confidence and try to show your strengths. Women tend to be less confident than men and interviewers may not be aware of this, so may interpret low confidence as lack of experience and skills. Check the company beforehand to see what they are looking for and prepare yourself for what they need...

    Do not be discouraged as you are very young and there should be opportunities for you out there.

    Best wishes!