Don’t be afraid to take a job that you would love and bypass the job that makes sense on paper. A lot of us got started in Corporate America where we had to earn our stripes... Post-college is a time to explore and figure out what you like and don’t like. Don’t lose sight of that!
I’ve learned to not be afraid to reach out to my mentors. In the beginning of my career, I was worried about wasting their time or bugging them because good mentors tend to be busy people. But I’ve learned that it’s OK to ask for a coffee break to talk about an issue or a lunch when it's something that will require more time/attention.
My biggest setback was pursuing a career change and being let go shortly after starting in my new role. I truly worked hard to be successful, but it simply wasn’t the right fit. That experience humbled me. It taught me how to accept and apply feedback, as well as how to identify gaps in my own approach to my work to ensure that it never happened again.