Advice given by professionals and lecturers is when working towards your dream job get as much work experience as possible. Some employers actually prefer it to a qualification but it's best to have both!
So while studying apply for work experience placements to give you a greater knowledge of your dream job and contacts in the industry.
Try and get work placements during holidays, summer is a great time to do a placement. Make sure you apply early as these spaces tend to fill up fast.