Right at this moment, you don’t need an employer to be employed. You can grab your laptop, head to a spot with wifi and get to work.
For me, as someone who works full-time, is getting my masters, and working on my own projects, working efficiently, staying motivated, and getting sh*t done is key. Of course, I have days where I do nothing, but having my own ways of keeping the grind going have tremendously helped my life.
Regardless of what field you go into, almost every business has social media facets and a brand kit/style guide, so it can only benefit you to get a head start on learning what it’s like to make sure everything you do fits into a specific brand. Your brand doesn’t have to be applied strictly to social media–it can also be a way to have a style guide for your professional life across the board with things like a portfolio, websites, resumes, business cards and more.
They say college is the best four years of your life. While that may be true, there is a lot more to your undergrad than sleeping through 9am classes and attending a Friday night party (or any other night of the week for that matter). College is about earning your degree but it is also about putting in the time to learn and advance yourself in your career.