2. Don’t Burn Bridges
“Make sure you play well, because you will continually cross paths with the same people in this industry,” said West Elm representative Nancy Tsuei. The panelists were from a variety of different companies, but mentioned that their paths often cross. And I could easily see how this is true–at the event, for instance, I ran into three interns I had met only just last week.
“There have been plenty of people who I would love to bad-mouth all over the internet, but ultimately I think it’s [in my best interest] to keep my mouth shut and not let them get to me,” a fellow intern told me.
Moral of the story: Give respect and you’ll most likely get it back. That fellow intern you trashed on Twitter? She could be your boss someday. It happens.