During your degree, you will learn useful skills that can be used to apply for work in this field. You can build on these through experience at work and in your personal life:
At the Product Design & Innovation Conference 2011, one of the discussions was What New Skills do Industrial Designers Need? Here are some of the key points:
This is a sector where knowing the right people can be very important and, with many smaller companies, applying speculatively can be the best way to get in.
Important things to remember are