What qualities does a strong UX/UI design student possess?
There are a lot of qualities practiced frequently, if not perpetually, by designers in the program. Having a growth mindset is the number-one quality, and which best prepares all designers in the industry for a successful career. Iterative learning, problem-solving, measuring self-growth, asking intuitive questions, dealing with failure, adapting to change and pivots, analyzing insights, and synthesizing data are all practiced heavily. Experience on teams, in customer service, with creative thinking, with time and project management, and with constructive criticism are very valuable. Good communication — interpersonal, verbal, presentational, and written — is a necessary part of success. And showing up on time, being open to new ideas, staying healthy, and keeping a sense of humor are just as important.