Experiencing the entire design process from conception to sale. I was involved in sketching, to ordering fabrics, to sizing, to online sales, and even traveling to trade shows.
What I wish was different
Travel more to New York to meet buyers, I stayed in the office instead.
Never say no to a task presented to you. Even if you do not know how to do it, ask for help, do some research. You will grow and learn so much more from challenging yourself rather than staying inside your comfort zone.