As I started at RyTech, I was tasked with creating some graphics, which RyTech will use in the future, and I needed to work with Adobe Illustrator to do so. Merely learning how to use Illustrator and the vast assortment of tools it contains was by far the most challenging aspect, but I discovered I actually was not too bad at using it (if I do say so myself). Once I finished those graphics, RyTech gave me the opportunity to try my hand at a logo for a client. To say I was intimidated is by far an understatement. I tried to create an image which followed the client’s wishes as well as stood out from logos of other businesses. Gaining exposure to this new program and getting comfortable using it will benefit me when it comes to future design projects or assignments I may receive from school, and I have the wonderful employees at RyTech to thank for that.
Ultimately, I am incredibly grateful to have received the opportunity to intern at RyTech this summer. I gained experience with applications I had not previously used, and I observed what a workplace looks like on an average day and how it functions. My recommendation to my peers would be for them to also find a summer internship because it is beneficial in many ways. Personally, I learned new skills, met great people, and of course it will not hurt to include on college or job applications in the upcoming months and years.