In Chapter 6 of 13 in her 2010 Capture Your Flag interview, fashion stylist Lulu Chen answers "What transferable skills did you develop as a student at the University of Michigan that you’ve been able to apply to your career in fashion publishing?" Chen lists the life lessons learned while attending college at the University of Michigan that remain important in her fashion career. Specifically, Chen finds setting priorities, time management, follow through, organization, and people skills all relevant college development areas that remain central to her present professional roles.
Erik: What transferable skills did you develop as a student at the University of Michigan that you’ve been able to apply to your career in fashion publishing?
Lulu: I think the college experience is very important for everybody because I think it’s a microcosm of society. I think you’re at an age where your learning how to really integrate who you are and you’re developing your own personality and learning how you fit in. And you’re away from family for the first time and you’re living alone and you’re really becoming an adult and you’re learning how - what your responsibilities are without your family there. I think skills you develop in college benefit you in the future such as learning how to prioritize, time management, organization skills, people skills, communication skills and learning how to follow through.