This is so important for you to start doing now. Read whats going on in the world. This will influence your future careers for the better no matter what your emphasis.
Does not mean you need to spend all day every day knowing ever single facet of news.
Start reading Wall street journal for at least five minutes every day.
Before you know it, with just reading five minutes every day, you are informed.
We are all absorbing news all the time, seeing things that are going on from Facebook or wherever. I just need to work on being more conscience about learning what happening in the world.
Assignment: Post something about some news on social media.