It’s hard to believe I only have one more week left at Harvard! I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my future plans during this summer. I was initially very set on going straight through from undergrad to graduate school, but after talking to a number of graduate students in my lab, I think I’m more open to the idea of taking a gap year. Someone pointed out to me that you can gain valuable experience during a gap year that would make you more competitive in the application process, and I’m starting to consider that option more seriously. I’m also contemplating my career plans and the kind of field I want to go into. For instance, before this internship I didn’t know that business schools and the private sector often hire psychology graduate students, and it’s comforting to know I have a wider array of possible career trajectories than I initially thought. I absolutely want to do something involving psychology, but knowing I’m not limited to psychology departments is encouraging. I feel better prepared for the future after this internship, and having the opportunity to talk to and work with researchers in my field at such an accomplished university has been an invaluable experience. I’m definitely going to miss my time in Cambridge!