I had an amazing first day at Studio E Architects. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The sound of fingers hitting the keyboard as my colleagues worked on their projects was music to my ears. My first task was to look through the project exhibits on the "t drive" for project ideas of my own and to get a better understanding of the work that they do. We then had a meeting where John Sheehan and Eric Naslund, the principles of Studio E Architects, kindly invited me to join. Rapidly trying to keep up, I took notes as my colleagues did their routinely Monday morning check-ups. The experience of sitting in a room full of strangers for a meeting was nothing new to me, but this experience was different. I had the opportunity to participate and be a part of the team. I was surprised to see how open people were to collaboration and speaking in front of a group. I know that if I didn't go to High Tech, I would not be able to speak in front of a group. So I am grateful for High Tech and the opportunities they have provided me with. So far, I went down to the basement to organize samples and I updated the San Diego Architectural Foundation event calendar. I am worried that after this internship I will not want to go back to school.