Since you were not specific in just what you want to do in animation, I will guess you want to be an artist or part of the animation staff.
Networking is a very big part of getting in to animation. You might not get in a glorious position, but in my opinion getting in at any level is great. If it's something you really want to make a life goal, then learning every aspect of animation is vital.
Join many of the various groups such as LinkedIn, Facebook and others to get to know people. Attending comic cons and animation co s can be helpful as well.
Remember, have a strong portfolio and a good cover letter that introduces you and your work as well as you goals. Good luck in your future career.