THERE'S A TONNE OF REASONS TO DO WORK EXPERIENCE. Getting out into the real world allows you to get a feel for what you might want to do when you transition from school but also allows you to find out what interests you, or better yet what DOESN'T! You can't get paid for work experience but you can chuck it on your resume. You also get to experience first hand how to adult by seeing how people deal with problems in their work place & learn why we bang on about WHS at school so much (covered shoes anyone?).