Hey, I'm currently a first-year undergraduate at Warwick University studying A&F, but I've done nothing in preparation for anything in terms of outside studies. I hear people talking about placements, internships and summer jobs and I haven't got a clue where to begin as I've just been focusing on the course modules. I also have no idea where I'd like to be in the future which sucks even more since i don't even know what area of this sector I'm interested in. I know I'm pretty damn late to this and I've only started to panic now. I have really no work experience at all and my CV is in pretty poor shape, so I'm really at a complete disadvantage.
Where should I begin?
Don't beat yourself down - it's perfectly fine to not know which direction you are going in. Sometimes the journey will show you which way you need to go, for others they need to go through a few *****y jobs to find something they consider a career. My advice is to not get bogged down in CV filling and focus on the parts of the course you enoy the most. Maybe look into work or experience you could gain after you find the rut you fit into best.
Last thing, bear in mind you are unlikely to find something you immediately fit into 100%, you can be into multiple things or none at all - it'll come mate.
You'll be fine bro. I'm studying A&F @ University of Surrey. I'm in my 3rd year out of 4 (doing a placement year, working as a Finance Intern).
Firstly, having Warwick on your CV will do you well. Over the summer perhaps try and get some relevant work experience (or any work experience) and read a little about possible summer internships (or placement years) you could apply for next year.
You're really not in a bad position at all, not sure why you're worried. Just make sure you get a 2:1 and you'll be a-okay!