Originally Posted by daveb1
Welcome Robb! Can I suggest if you wanted to get some hands-on experience you might want to volunteer at places like Habitat for Humanity.Good luck with your studies!
Habitat is a great way to get experience! I can also say that the more hands on experience you can get the better off you will be once you get a job. My local Habitat group starts up in mid-March - if you are interested start asking around now.
I graduated 4 years ago with a degree in architecture and had absolutely no clue how a building is actually built. I can draw them all day long but up until very recently if you set me at a job site I wouldn't know where to begin outside of the most basic of things. Drawing a line on a page is a lot different than fastening Tyvek to a building.