So this past week was my last week of my internship. I ran audio in the Student Center for the last time, and honestly I’m going to miss it. I finally feel like I’ve really started to get the hang of it, and the whole experience confirmed my interest in live sound. When I first started at Stetson, I thought I wanted to exclusively work in recording studios but the past few years have definitely opened my eyes to other things. I love live sound, and I even enjoy working in different areas (like lighting) sometimes too.
The past couple of weeks also presented an unexpected opportunity as well. I mentioned to my supervisor awhile ago that I had an interest in graphic design and I’ve done some minor work in the past. Last week, he asked me to create an information packet for any volunteers that are interested in joining the music and tech team at the church. He gave me a rough sketch of the information and general layout he wanted, and let me roam free from there. I used Adobe Illustrator to create a foldable brochure that I think he was pretty happy with. It’s not entirely done, because the communications department has to review it and make any necessary changes, but the final product will be rolled out sometime over the next month. I thought this was a really cool part of my internship because I’ve always liked doing graphic design on the side and didn’t really think I would have a chance for that to play into this internship.
Overall, I had an amazing time over the past couple of months and learned SO MUCH. I’ve also developed a lot of relationships that I can already see will definitely be beneficial down the road. Working in this environment while being exposed to concepts I’ve learned and things that were entirely new to me definitely confirmed that I love this industry, and I’m excited for what’s to come after graduation!