My team trusted me to handle important projects which gave me a very hands on experience. I was welcomed into meetings with successful industry professionals which provided me with valuable insight as to what it's really like to conduct business in the real world.
What I wish was different
Don't be afraid to ask questions! And don't be afraid to ask for more work if you feel like you can handle a heavier workload. When I asked for more responsibilities, it showed my team that I was committed and willing to learn.