Things I can do to get a career in robotics after college?

Recently finished my mechanical engineering degree and will be accepting an automation engineer position that works on designing industrial machinery and programming controls through PLC. The field that I ultimately want to get into is more consumer/practical robotics, but I’m hoping that this position will still give some useful experience. Are there any things I could do outside of work to better my chances/improve the resume? I have a little C experience with a PIC microcontroller from college but that’s about it. Are there any other good online resources? (Is this even a good field to start my career in?) I’m open to both the hardware and software side.

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