(Re)Design Your Summer Internship: Adopting a design thinking mindset

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the American economy, many students are seeing their summer internships cancelled and even withdrawn by employers. Even those fortunate enough to still have an internship are likely to have a summer experience very different that the one they imagined months ago when they interviewed and received their offer. 

Faced with this reality, it is easy to despair and fall back into dysfunctional beliefs. But adopting a design thinking mindset can allow you to reframe the situation, and build your way forward in a way that not only can salvage your summer, but might open up new and exciting possibilities for your career. 

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Originally written and published by Justin Lorts, April 17, 2020