Answered by Sylvia, Hiring Expert at HP Enterprise, on Monday, June 10, 2019
Hello, I would suggest getting your foot in the door in the field or industry your pursuing as a major. While making good money is important, taking the right steps early will pay off later. Perhaps look for a paid fall/spring co-op or internship, ask your favorite professor for suggestions on the types of entry-level position you can pursue. Without having context I can't share examples, but there are tons of great information regarding entry-level roles online and I would highly suggest reaching out to your network if you have one to help spread the word that you are looking. Also, look at the position you ultimately want to have in 10-15 years and see where those folks first started, what type of roles, in the same industry or not, what their next career move was etc. You can find this information on site such as LinkedIn.
hope this helps!