Interns Reveal the Most Catastrophic Mistakes of Their Careers

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By Alex Lockie

We all make career mistakes — especially early on.

Some of us make minor blunders — like showing up a few minutes late for an interview, or forgetting to send a thank-you note immediately after — but others, it turns out, make catastrophic errors.

The good news is no matter how big or bad your mistakes are, you almost always learn something from them.

To find some of the worst gaffes interns have made, we looked through a Quora thread that posed the question: "What is the most catastrophic mistake made by an intern at a company?"

Here are some of our favorite responses: