If you want to make things a tad bit easier, find a mentor.
Being able to have access to someone who is experienced in your field is a huge advantage.
What makes a "good" mentor?
According to Forbes:
"...gives less experienced employees valuable feedback, insight and support, while passing down wisdom and institutional knowledge."
Not all mentors are the same. If you're looking for someone to guide you or point you to the right direction, then that's the mentor for you. Again, everything varies based on what YOU want. A friend of yours' mentor may not be as effective for you as your friend. That doesn't mean they aren't a good mentor, that just means they are not for you.