There are a wide range of field experience opportunities for students. Many students complete a credited internship during the semester or summer, or dedicate a semester to engaging in a full-time co-op at a company. The possibilities are endless.
It is never too early to start thinking about getting some experience. Even first-year students may begin by participating in uncredited internships and other opportunities (volunteer work, campus activities, job shadowing, informational interviewing) to build skills and prepare for later internships.