Solid Edge University free pass is in the balance, and we have a good number of entries, but yours is the one we are waiting for. There are so many things you can do with an automotive rendering, and a lot of great examples out there to draw some inspiration from.
Rendering is a skill every CAD user should have. It helps you bridge that communication gap with people who aren't used to looking at 3D data.
But you don't have to look at it as a work skill. It's fun, and maybe it can be just that, too.