Before I started my remote internship with General Motors this summer, I was very skeptical about working remotely, especially a corporate nine to five from my childhood bedroom in Massachusetts. I vividly remember the night before I started my job pacing around my room a nervous mess stressing about how this summer was going to turn out. While I undoubtedly had some uneasiness starting such an important job remotely, I quickly adapted to, and even enjoyed, working remotely this summer. Remote work may seem intimidating, especially as a people person like myself, but I found there to be quite a few unexpected benefits of remote work.
With my summer complete, here are three unexpected benefits I experienced while working remotely.