Gain your first work experience
You can gain work experience even while you’re studying. Gaining work experience is not just working via student referrals. You can gain experience as an active member of an organisation, as a volunteer, in an internship, study exchange, and similar. Strive to gain experience in a field that is as close as possible to that of your study and interests. At the same time, use this opportunity to evaluate your work habits, discover and learn about how workplaces work, and strengthen contacts with employers to further your career. Work experience will be a valuable asset when you look for a job, since it will give you a clearer idea of what you want (or don’t want) and help you find and choose the right employer.