08/09/2011 02:32 pm ET | Updated Oct 09, 2011

The Importance of Summer Internships

I've always had a strong appreciation for the art world -- it was the reason I studied art history in college. Yet, it wasn't until I interned at Christie's in New York when I gained that real hands-on experience. Being there helped me understand even more about the world of fine art -- creativity, technical skill and business. I fully immersed myself in the environment. I listened and soaked in everything. I did my research and was motivated to do more than what was asked of me.

At Tory Burch, we have so many talented interns gaining experience in everything from design to editorial. I sincerely hope they are learning a great deal and I thank them for their contributions to our company.

To celebrate the spirit of the internship, we've highlighted some great mentors and their summer interns on our blog. The advice they provide is invaluable. See what beauty expert Bobbi Brown, Glamour's Anne Christensen and Refinery 29's Christene Barberich have to say...