Evolving to any situation is crucial in the fast-paced fashion industry, especially as an intern. Interning is supposed to be your trial period, to figure out if you were meant for designing vs. styling or editing vs. photography, so don’t pigeon-hole yourself to one field because you think that’s exactly what you’d like to do.
“This is a good time in your life to explore those other opportunities that you won’t get a chance to do when you all of a sudden work in an office everyday,” Sheena Smith, Teen Vogue‘ accessories director told us. Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogue‘s new beauty director, added, “One of the most valuable intern experiences I had, was at an internship I did not enjoy because it taught me everything I don’t want in my job. It was in advertising. I was so thankful that I did it before I was out in the real world.”