Props to Josh Hays for this post.
Your time spent here, as students, should be about self discovery. Self discovery means that you should answer the question, "What do I want to do in the filmmaking industry?" Take the time to watch the end credits of everything you watch on TV and/or film. Notice the length of the credit sequence. Hundreds of people work in the film industry, specializing in a particular task. Each job is vital to the success of the film or show. So, what do you like to do.
This leads me to discuss a blog : Scouting NY
This blog is written by NY location scout, Nick Carr. He talks about his job and some great things he's discovered while scouting in NY. If you are interested in production, this is recommended reading. It's entertaining and a great resource when you are going on your own scouts.