My name is Caleb Doyle. I am a sixteen-year-old college student and, as of late, an intern at Cothran Harris Architecture. For many years now I have been interested in both the fields of Engineering and Architecture, however, I never would have thought that I would be working in such an office so soon. I had recognized that such a position would let me definitively know how much I really enjoyed Architecture, and if I did, possibly pave the way for me to move on to true employment in the field. Though such a career is uncertain, I have definitely gained experience that will help me no matter what. More recently, I have also decided to further my interest in Architecture by signing up for a fall class at my school that will teach its basics. Should I remain interested in Architecture rather than moving on to another technical field, my time here will prove to be quite valuable.
I first arrived at the office in the summer of 2017, where I worked between my spring and fall school semesters. It didn’t take long for me to come to like what I did. My job as an intern in this office started simple but quickly grew into something like a full-time job. I first had to acquaint myself with the software and systems used throughout the office, but once I did I moved on to assist in the drawing and filing of architectural plans. By the time that summer came to an end, I knew that I would want to return the next year.
Sure enough, I was able to find my way back to my earlier internship position in May of 2018. This time around, however, I had more widespread responsibilities as I would be both managing the offices’ new website, as well as continuing some of the same work that I had become so familiar with a year before. Now that I had returned, I planned on staying for the summer, helping out around the office in any way I need to. Right now it is still a bit early to be thinking ahead to next year, however, this internship is not one I would like to pass up.