I'm currently working as a software engineer. I am in the fourth year of my studies, so I have one more year left.
I would like to work in the area of data engineering, not sure what exactly whether some data analysis, exploring some data creating pipelines and similar. I am not sure whether I should keep my software engineering job or better to try looking even for an unpaid internship in data engineering. I am not sure how the employers will look like at my previous experience and whether I'll be able to count it as experience in the area.
Should I try to find at least an unpaid internship ASAP or I can keep calm and look for a data engineering job next year?