Some companies are seeking ambitious furniture design graduates looking to continue their education with intensive on-the-job training while working for pay. In this way, students can earn as they continue their education and follow the guidelines provided by their employer. They may not have done the actual design yet, but they are learning the way their employer wants the job done. They have the opportunity to learn various types of fabrics, vintage styles of popular original design furniture, and how to apply that knowledge to real tasks that will broaden their experience and education.
Attend all available fairs and exhibitions.
As you learn, whether at school or working in an entry-level position for a new employer, it is very beneficial to see as much of the work done by others as possible. The exhibitions are found almost everywhere from time to time and have a lot to offer in the form of variety. That variety is what will help refine the novice designer's own ideas and allow them to decide on a specialty if they so choose.