Four months ago, I, like many of my fellow college students, was finishing up midterm exams and looking forward to a relaxing week off for spring break. Yet in a matter of weeks, even days, the reality of COVID-19 and the overwhelming impact it was about to have on our country became increasingly apparent. I left for spring break thinking I’d be back on campus in ten days. Instead, over the course of that week, we were informed classes would be moved entirely online for the remainder of the semester. Students living in on-campus housing needed to move out as soon as possible, and seniors were left with glaring question marks about graduation and commencement ceremonies. It also meant that suddenly, so many of our carefully planned summer internships and full-time job offers were no longer guaranteed, adding additional stress on top of everything else. 

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