Hello Vernon -
I would recommend focusing on research and getting overly comfortable with the markets before investing your own money. You may find it useful to open up a demo account first to help you get started.
I've included 2 links below:
1. A website with a few different options to open up a demo account.
2. A trading software that I personally use to chart and track the prices of different stocks.
As a final piece of advice; continue to ask questions and stay hungry for information. Focus on building your network - you will be surprised with how helpful staying in touch with people can be in the long run.
I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors.