1. Always do your best.
While still in college I did 3 internships. I tried to pick some diverse companies to spread my learning and to see what it really was like in the industry. As most internships I did some really basic boring things. But I tried to do my best, every day. Before I graduated from college, 2 of my internships offered me a job. My first job was as a design assistant, there too I had to do some very basic things but I was eager to get going and learned fast. Soon I started to design for real. And even today, all the styles I design are not so fun, some are even really boring entry price point stuff but it doesn’t matter. They are all equally important to the customer that buys that product. It’s my responsibility and my respect to the end consumer that is going to wear that piece that I need to think about. I don’t want to disappoint him/her. And I do want to be able to say of all my designs: I’m proud of what I did.