Summer Intern Reflection: A Welcoming Environment Makes a Difference
Summer Architecture Intern
Life @ NKB
September 9, 2021
My journey in growing passion for the architectural industry is atypical compared to those of my classmates. It can be described as planting a seed into unfertile soil waiting for something to grow only to have life shoot up from the ground out of nowhere, gifting you with flowers. That might sound very corny, but I am a corny person! Truthfully, I was not introduced to architectural studies until I was a late junior in high school and had absolutely no idea what it was or how it was studied. In passing, it was mentioned to me by my family trying to help me figure out what I wanted to study in college and by the time applications were due, I decided to take a leap of faith and hope that it works out. Now, as a rising senior at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, I can proudly say that I have fallen in love with what I do.
Though NKB was not my first internship experience, it was definitely a unique one! I couldn’t imagine a better outcome with the fantastic team at this firm. NKB was my first choice during the interview process, simply for how comfortable I felt during theirs specifically. The atmosphere each individual brings to the office creates a family-type environment that is welcoming, community-oriented, and hard to find.
Navigating the remote workplace was made easier with this supportive group, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have been part of it this summer. I plan to continue my studies abroad in Florence, Italy, this fall semester and hope to take the things I have learned during my time here and apply them in my designs and teamwork in the future.