I will be going to depaul university this fall 2009 to pursue a degree in IT, majoring in Network security/telecommunications. as a student what advice can i get from you IT professionals to really excel in this field. should i get some certifications like A+, Net+, security+, mCSE, CCNA before i graduate or do i need to get a lot of internships to get some experience, i had one this last summer for a pc tech/help desk. i want to be more well rounded so i was thinking to also learn some software languages like .net, java, csharp and also get in on web development and ecommerce side as well. is it good to have all these skills or do i need to specialize in something. IT is a vast and confusing field though, if anyone can provide any good links for the above mentioned certs and some programming and web development tutorials i would appreciate that. Thanks for looking.