Shocking but true: I meet an amazing number of young girls who complain about their tasks as an assistant or intern—oh, the hours! oh, the menial tasks! Sigh. That makes me shake my head. The most important thing to absorb about being an intern or assistant is this…

You are there to learn. Of course, your supervisors should treat you professionally, with courtesy, and (hopefully) kindness. But—and I’m being rather frank here—tough it out. Don’t expect the sun, moon, and stars as an assistant (don’t, for instance, ask if you can write the cover story for the magazine you’re interning. Someone once asked me that. My eyes nearly popped out of my cranium). Essentially, you’re a human sponge. Listen, absorb, learn the way the place works. Don’t skim on the surface of your internship or assistant (or work in general) experience and see only the day to day. Think bigger picture. That is what Helen Gurley Brown (and how chic is her outfit even now, no?) saying. 

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