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Too young, out of place
Too young, out of place
Danny Wong
Age: 19
Location: Boston, Mass.
Position: Intern

When I used to work at a clothing company, I felt incredibly left out because I was the youngest person there, and I knew little to nothing about fashion. I just graduated high school and all of the other interns were college students. All of the college students got together once or twice a week for socializing. I felt a little isolated. Several times I would be introduced to coworkers in other departments and they'd be confused about why I was there.

They had a lot of sophisticated business jargon that I couldn't understand at the time and I was often too afraid to ask for clarification on what they were talking about. I couldn't really have a conversation with the designers or artists because I had no technical understanding of fashion. I also felt isolated from upper management sometimes because I was intimidated by the fact that I was so young and thought they might brush me off for just being a kid. After that, I wanted to stay in fashion but I didn't consider going back to that company and they didn't request me back either.

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Last updated February 23 2010: 5:48 PM ET
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