It's all hypothetical until you get blasted by a client in a presentation! (was that out loud)
Every spring, a small group of brave students from the graphic design program at Dana College (Blair, NE) come to visit Corporate 3 Design in Omaha, to get a critique of their final class project and get a taste of the real world of design and how a studio/agency will operate in reviewing a project and turning out the best possible product for their clients.
After a few shaky words and a slow beginning, they got the hang of things and began to take part in the the process. Their instructor, Nikki Kinsey, does a great job with the small program and has turned out some very good creative professionals over the past few years.
Best of luck to all. It gets no easier from here. ;-)