How important is it for freshmen to get internships? Some of my friends are looking and I feel super lost and overwhelmed, particularly because I don't even know what I'm going to major in.

It is NOT important, please don't stress about this! I think the pre-professional culture at Penn puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on students to recruit for summer internships, but especially freshman year I found that the best thing for me and my mental health was to go home and spend time with my family - and this didn't prevent me from getting jobs later on at all!

Funky Flamingo, 2019 November 09, 11:30 AM