3 Lessons from Year 1 in the Real World

September 1, 2017 was my first day of work.

This day last year, I was getting ready for my first day in consulting. I was more relaxed than ever after a three-month vacation in Seoul but also incredibly nervous to start my first job out of college.

Fast forward a year later to September 1, 2018, I can officially say that my first year in the real world was pretty hectic. 8 months of consulting and 4 months of investment banking. 12 months of traveling, late nights, and hustling. It was easily the most challenging year of my life, in both good and bad ways. In this post, I want to highlight three key lessons I learned this past year.