This summer we welcomed three talented interns to our BRW Dallas office. It has been an incredible journey for all. Watching them develop their skills in the profession has been truly rewarding.
Each of our interns have played integral parts in their summertime tenure at BRW. They assisted with drawing, rendering, SD work on current projects, various BD support, and production of marketing materials. They also accompanied teams on site visits…the list could go on!
As the summer came to end, we stole away some of their valuable time to reflect on the last couple of months with us. Afterall, the best way to learn is to ask questions! So, we asked Sydney, Mikki, and David a few questions about their experiences. Read below to learn more.
What is the biggest difference you found between the industry and school?
Sydney – “Money is not something you have to think about in school. In the profession it is everything. Something as simple as hardwood floors throughout may no longer be doable because of budgets and money constraints”
David – “Teamwork is everything. We work pretty independently in school, and in the real world there are more compromises and collaboration.”
What was the most satisfying part of your internship?
Mikki – “Site visits! It was my first time on a construction site. So much goes into it all, it was really exciting to see firsthand.”
David – “Site visits and being recognized for creativity. Taking something that someone else has done before and improving it, putting your own creativity into it.”
Sydney – “I was really excited when I got to manipulate sketches. I was able to move things around and at one point I made a minor change that wasn’t specified and was recognized for it. Super excited about having input on a live project!”
Did you receive adequate support and supervision in your time at BRW?
Mikki – “A good amount. It was difficult to catch people at times, but it’s completely understandable.”
David – “I’d say it was a good balance of independence and support when needed.”
Were your assignments aligned with your career goals?
Sydney – “In a vague conception of career goals, yes. This was a good advancement of experience in general.”
David – “My career goals are still up in the air. I have always been interested in housing development, but getting into designing schools and fire stations now. My graphics and communication have leveled up after learning new tricks and tips over these few months”
Mikki – “I am still young in my career and have been attracted to hospitality buildings.”
Did you receive adequate feedback about your performance?
A resounding ‘yes!’ from everyone.
Office culture is important to us, what are your overall thoughts of the office culture at BRW?
David – “Everyone is approachable and lighthearted.”
Mikki – “Everyone has been very friendly!”
Sydney – “Definitely positive. Everyone genuinely cares about their role and what they’re doing. They all want to give client the best they can and create the best image for BRW.”
All the hard work each of them brought to the table is so greatly appreciated, they are certainly not the only ones that learned a little something over the summer. It has been an absolute pleasure working together.
We wish you all the very best in your future endeavors and cannot begin to express our gratitude to each of you for your hard work and dedication!