Cloud computing revolutionized the world of technology, and will continue to play a central role in the creation of new products and businesses for the foreseeable future. It's a big topic, so I would first recommend that you start determining what exactly you want to do within the world of cloud computing.
For example, do you want to build applications that run "in the cloud?" Do you want to manage the cloud-based parts of a company's information technology (IT) infrastructure? Do you want to work on the business side of a cloud-based software company (e.g. marketing, sales, customer support, etc.)?
One thing you can do to determine what interests you the most is to try to schedule informational interviews with professionals in the field. There's no replacement for that kind of experience. An informational interview is typically about 30 minutes. You can reach out to a professional whose job you're interested in, and ask them to tell you about their career path and the choices they made along the way.
The basics of a good informational interview are:
- Research the individual in advance so that you can ask them good questions.
- Come to the meeting prepared with a list of questions (you may even want to send the questions to your contact in advance).
- Follow up with a thank-you note after the meeting.