I loved my internship this summer-- however, it's located in the same place that I've lived my whole life. Location is very important to me, almost as much as the company itself. I've told my mentor that I've loved my job this summer, etc, and she's said that if I want to come back, to just forward her my resume.
I'm also considering doing an accelerated master's degree at my school, the 4+1 for mechanical engineering. Again, the only thing holding me back from it is having to stay in the same place for another year. I want to go out, and explore new places, and get a chance to be independent and have a career. That being said, I know the 4+1 is a good option, and I don't want to squander it.
I have one week left at my internship, and during this week, I want to ask my mentor a few questions:
1. Can I use you as a reference, if I'm applying for any other positions?
2. Can I still keep in touch with you as a mentor?
3. If I choose to come back, when do you need to know by?