Working Closely with an IDP Supervisor
Imagine you are putting together a large puzzle... but it came without a box and you do not have the final picture to reference. Would you not find it difficult to figure out where the pieces go? You may be able to work through the problem slowly, however much would be trial and error.
Not maintaining a healthy working relationship with your IDP Supervisor would be like the boxless puzzle. The supervisor's role is to help IDP interns in the process of gaining the required experience toward licensure. They supervise on a daily basis and their previous experience in the field of architecture gives them the bigger picture that we, as interns, have not yet learned.
Working closely with your supervisor involves work from both parties. For the intern it means asking questions (lots of questions) and listening (really listening) to the answers. For the supervisor it means patience, willingness to teach, and then reaping rewards from the process.
For more information about the role of the IDP Supervisor, go here: Important Piece of the Puzzle
Now picture yourself with the same puzzle, but you have the box with the final image of how the puzzle should look - suddenly the puzzle of the architectural world begins to make sense, knowing you have a guide to help you along the way.