You may have already seen this as it got retweeted a lot last week. But in case you haven't, Jamie has complied a splendid list of 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know. Jamie says,
"From speaking to friends, colleagues and recalling my own experiences I’ve complied The 50, a list of 50 things I believe every graphic design student should know on leaving college. Some of these points are obvious, others less so – but all are brief, digestible nuggets of wisdom that will hopefully go some way to making the transition from graduate to designer a little bit smoother."
It's good. Pop over here and have a read.