What I liked
The company culture was phenomenal - I made it a point to schedule lots of coffee chats and informational interviews with people at the company whose roles I wanted to understand better, and every person I talked to struck me as genuinely loving their jobs. It was also fantastic to have the flexibility as an intern, and also to be encouraged, to reach outside of the department I was in to get to know people better so I could develop my own career interests and figure out what I'm passionate about. My confidence working at ServiceNow this summer grew tenfold and that's because my manager and team pushed me to realize what I'm capable of and believed in my abilities all summer long. On top of that, the lengths that the intern experience team went to to ensure we had the support we needed (+ added perks and fun events, which didn't hurt!) to thrive in a virtual internship environment made me feel incredibly valued and excited to show up to work everyday, even if that sometimes entailed 8.5 hours in front of a screen. Additionally, mentorship opportunities were built into the program - I had a summer coach (who was a former intern, recent grad working at the company), a mentor (senior leader in diversity recruiting, who I was able to learn a great deal about recruiting from), and lastly my manager, who was incredibly attentive to my career development throughout the internship. Overall, I learned a ton from both my projects and the people I worked with, and I'm so grateful to have had the experience. It was a phenomenal place to work and I'm looking forward to hopefully returning next year!