Gain professional experience now.
Let's face it, employers today want job candidates with a year or two of professional experience—in addition to their degree. That means, if you want to be marketable after you graduate, you'd better get some on-the-job experience now. You can do it with internships. Internships are a great way to give your career a trial run, create mentoring relationships and network. Many internships even lead to a full-time job after graduation.