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 e-commerce 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.