You will not have your internship until at least your junior or senior year in college. If you're able to shadow with someone depending on your major to get a feel of what you will be doing in the future then that will be a good experience for you.
Job wise, if you're not on a scholarship and going to get a refund check or getting money monthly from your parents to help you then it will be a good idea to get a job on or off campus if you're going to need the extra money to do things off campus and want to hang out with friends. A job will only distract you if you allow it to. So put your studies and grades first before your job.
Kamilah recommends the following next steps:
- Make sure you have reliable transportation if you're deciding to get a job off campus, if you don't have a car.
- Don't get a full time job unless you're not living on campus and will have other bills to be responsible for. A part time job will allow you to make your own schedule that works with school.
- You can get your internship aligned right now, make good relationships with the teachers in your major and your advisor.