I am an Oracle Developer and Business Analyst.
A typical day for me consists of analyzing our current processes and system performance and offer solutions to improve the efficiency in the different areas. I work on the different technical issues with normal day-to-day operations and support our business in many areas to make sure we stay ahead of the game. We have to stay profitable.
Here's the first step for college students
You don't have to start out at a company at the top or manager. It's OK to start at an entry level position and work your way up. Not only will you gain a vast amount of knowledge but you can show everyone that you really want this. Also, don't get discouraged if you don't get the job you applied for. Keep your head up and continue to look around.
"You wont ever finish school. You will always be doing the same job."