When I first applied to a bunch of internships and got a reply within a few hours I was excited. I had a Skype interview with the CEO of a startup just three days later, and I was confident that I would get the position since the Co-founder of appeared to love my responses to her questions. Within eight minutes I was offered the position, alongside an apprenticeship where I can design clothing for the company’s shoots. This seemed like a match made in heaven since I’d get to build my fashion portfolio whilst working on their creative content. I knew that startups were a bit quirky, but began to grow frustrated without clear direction, especially on my first day. Unfortunately, this position was not what I thought it was. I notified the Co-founder that while I am immensely grateful for her lending me this opportunity, but I’ve decided to go in a different direction.