Be willing to take
criticism because it’s crucial to the learning process.
Study your superiors. At
work, I am surrounded by brilliant female leaders. Learning from their example
is incredibly valuable.
Find internships. Go to
workshops. Obtain all possible experience.
Be creative and
innovative in the workplace. You are young and offer a fresh outlook into your
field. Contribute your ideas and think outside of the box.
Understand that you’re
never beneath any kind of work, and you’d be surprised what you can learn from
seemingly meaningless tasks.
Never feel you have to
dress less feminine to be respected by others. Your appearance should be
irrelevant in professional circumstances. It is your personal choice. Leaders
can wear pink. Just be modest and professional and the rest is up to you.
On that same note, never
feel that your appearance in general matters more because of your gender. It
should be unrelated to the confidence you have in career situations.
Don’t be ashamed or
afraid to ask for help.
Write thank-you letters
and send thank-you emails. Be clearly and verbally appreciative at all times.
Try to save money in all
of the little ways that you can. Pack lunches, get REWARDS cards for gas points
and shop at Tj Maxx for your blazers instead of the mall. You want to be able
to make money from your job, not spend more on it than needed.
Be friendly with
everyone at work and in your classes. I mean everyone. I am friends with the
janitors, and they’re awesome.