You landed an internship, great! While right now, you probably expect to have projects, research, and tasks to keep you busy all summer, this probably won’t be the case. There will be a lot of down time that some interns may spend on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, but before you waste your time and your boss’s, do these ten things that are actually work related and productive (always remember to ask your boss for a job before doing something on your own!)
Accompanying your deep insecurity will be a sour-grapes attitude toward the Ivy Tower and everything it stands for. Because you feel woefully inadequate as an acedemic, you will develop a steady inner monologue about the corruption of academia.