Hi there, I entered the tech industry right away following college. Step 1 - go to college. Choose a major that matches the type of job you wish to do. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and was a Communications Major. Immediately following college, and during with Internships and part-time jobs, it's important to choose your first job based on the company and industry, even more than the role and starting pay. Look for a company that you can learn from...you want to be around people who are doing jobs similar to the one you want. The most important thing in your first job is to learn.