Build your network and nurture relationships
As you start working, you'll meet so many people that can help you along the way. But don't jump the gun, try too hard, or do anything sneaky or unprofessional (like pretend you actually work some place when you're really just an intern). Relationships take time to build with brands, designers, and pretty much anyone—and they happen organically. So don't be that guy at a fashion-related event or party. Play the line between professional and laid-back cool guy. You never know who you are going to meet, what doors could be opened, or what opportunity awaits you.