I put in an application for an internship. I worked a lot on it, it's a small-sized firm although I guess prestigious in its own right.
I worked really hard on it, and I think anyone who read it would be able to tell. However my marks there was a bit of a dip in the middle, then it went back to being okay.
I waited to hear back, since end of August, nothing. Yesterday I sent a brief follow-up email, again nothing.
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I know how you feel. You stand back anticipating and patiently waiting for something that would mean a lot to you, and you get nothing back.
The following reasons you might not have gotten anything back is becuase one, they're human; they might have misplaced your application, probably gotten mixed up in other applicant piles, or set it aside for later to respond, but just never got to do it. They have other responsibilities as well.
Another reason could be is that they simply just don't respond to those who don't meet their criteria, which isn't personal, but what you can do is call back and ask what were the criteria that you didn't have that they were looking for, which could help you advance later.
Another reason is that YES, they could have way more applicants than you think, unless they specifically only targeted your college for intern applicants. There was one time I was having an interview for this one position I thought nobody was interested in. She said she had over 300 applications to look at! So, don't underestimate that, especially if you are not the only college in town.0