It is important to get a feel for the real photo world, which is a lot different then what school, or even your own mind tells you. You need to find out if this is really for you (i.e. photojournalism, etc.). That’s what I did. I ended up being a cadet staff photographer for my local Hong Kong paper the South China Morning Post. I worked 6 days a week and did 3 – 8 assignments a day. Sometimes I would spend 5 hours just sitting around waiting for news stories.