When you are ready to begin your job search, there are a couple of questions you'll want to ask yourself:
Am I willing to relocate for a job (e.g.local, national, or international)?
Am I looking for entry-level jobs or jobs at a more advanced level?
Am I interested in working for a particular company or organization?
Your answers to these questions will help guide you when searching for a job. For example, if you are want to work for a non-profit company, you'll need to be more selective in your job search and possibly search in specialized areas.
Internships and volunteering have a multitude of benefits for college students. They provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations, gain valuable work experience, get your foot in the door at a company and network, determine if the career you're interning or volunteering for is right for you, obtain references, and more.