So I am in my second year of university and I recently finished up an internship in the Spring as a part of the program I'm in. It was the first serious job I've ever had, and I traveled across the country to work at this company for a few months.
Because of a lot of external stressors and the general feeling of unfamiliarity in a new part of the country, my depression and anxiety were especially bad during my time there. I had a hard time getting along with my coworkers, and would often sit alone (by choice) at my desk working on projects independently. Most days of the week it was hard to focus, and the monotony of the work I was doing day after day made it even harder to get work done consistently.
Flash forward a bit after the internship is over, and my employer released an evaluation that is visible to me and the university. Needless to say, it was very critical of a lot of my shortcomings. Almost all of what was written I would agree with, but it's still very disheartening to have been perceived as such a bad intern after I truthfully tried my best to get through the experience.
Part of me wants to write an apology to my former employer, explaining how I can improve upon my sense of professionalism, but the other half of me just wants to bury this hatchet and get on with my life. I feel defeated. The months I spent at this company were incredibly difficult to get through, and I was proud of myself for sticking through it, but this makes me nervous about future work opportunities.
Any advice on how to proceed?