The Best Life Lessons We Learned From “Partner Track”

Even if you’re lucky enough to have your dream job, you’ll likely still face some obstacles and challenges at work. In the new Netflix series “Partner Track,” ambitious 20-something Ingrid Yun (Arden Cho) has her ideal job as a lawyer at the elite Manhattan firm Parsons, Valentine & Hunt. She’s on track to make partner by the end of the year, has two best friends at work, and is confident in her abilities as a lawyer. Sounds great, right? But even though she’s always dreamed of being a lawyer and making partner, Parsons, Valentine & Hunt is far from perfect.

The prestigious white-shoe firm is full of old-fashioned attitudes, and as an Asian American woman, Ingrid often feels torn between her ambition to make partner and following her moral compass. Throughout the season, she’s faced with numerous challenges, whether it’s dealing with internal politics at the firm, last-minute client crises, or navigating her friendships and love life. (Did we mention this show has a love triangle?) Though she doesn’t always make the right decision, each challenge teaches her an important life lesson. Here, we’ve compiled a few of the lessons we learned from watching Ingrid’s journey — think of her as your coolest friend who’s always down to give you advice.