I am a senior at Lawrence Tech majoring in architectural engineering. This summer I am experiencing my first internship as well as a new city. I am interning at Henderson Engineers in New York City. I first heard about Henderson when they gave a company presentation at school. Their laid back style, casual dress code, and types of projects drew me in. When I’m not working in downtown I like to be a tourist and explore all the things the city has to offer. This summer I was fortunate enough to go to Italy. It is awesome learning about all the buildings and its architecture in the architectural engineering history class, but to see it in person was amazing. Besides vacations, I recommend to the underclassmen to research what companies offer internships, go to career fairs, and talk to Professor Walters about internship opportunities. Experiencing and internship is beneficial because it teaches you more than just basic knowledge to be an engineer. It teaches you how to work on a team, understand all the components that go into a project, and what it will be like to have a full time job in the discipline you chose. Having an internship this summer in the city has given me so many opportunities that I normally would not have the option to do. For example I was able to see the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square as well as see an awesome view of Times Square. The picture on the right is of the Florence Cathedral with the famous dome in the background.