When I think of the term “Cut your teeth “I always think of the entry level job someone has right out of college.
I cut my teeth in retail management before I moved into the staffing industry. There I learned valuable experience on managing people and interviewing potential new hires.
I think that a great way many people cut their teeth into an industry is by performing an internship with a company while in school.
My sister in law worked for a prominent architectural firm in Miami while in college. When she graduated she was offered a full time position and later went on to work on the World Trade Center memorial project with a New York City firm.
An internship is a great way to gain experience that you can spring board into other more lucrative work.