The most intense experience during my time at university was for an internship at a local tech company near my school. Their business was basically centered on doing testing for other companies (both manual and automated). There, I got to play with Java, and a bunch of awesome tools to write tests and programmatically control a webpage-- Selenium, TestNG, you know the drill.
After working in business IT for some months, I’ve realized that I miss software development! Doing it in my (very limited) free time just isn’t enough, so I’m hoping to build up my portfolio enough so that I can transition into it full time by the end of this year. Fingers crossed!