If you want to get a job in sound engineering, these guys have got it right. They used every opportunity to shadow and get work experience, and it shows – they both are on the rise in the industry. Even if you are studying audio you need real world experience. It puts you in the right place at the right time for the opportunity to arise. Once you are given that first opportunity and you do well, from there you can move forward.
Be nice and keep people happy – people skills are a big part of the job. It’s a very social environment – make people want to work with you!