After graduating from university with a Physics degree I worked for a year in manufacturing. Here I was involved with a project doing a lot of database programming and statistical analysis. Since then I've returned to school and am working on a MS in CS. I'm set to graduate in the spring, so I am looking to put in applications to places recruiting university grads. I am looking at IT, software engineering jobs etc.
I'm wondering though, that even with some experience in my past job, that, since I am entering a new industry, whether I should be looking at an internship instead of a job. I will be graduated by the time I would start the internship. So I will be effectively looking for a job when the internship completes.
My concern is that if I were to apply to university graduate entry-level jobs, whether I'd be at a disadvantage in begin considered without having had some experience via an internship.