So, my 2c.
If you want to get in to the industry you should start making games right now.
Try a few of the easy engines, Unity, Construct 2, XNA, what ever takes your eye and just make a few simple clones. This will get your portfolio kickstarted and allow you to make more informed decisions in a few months time.
The next thing you should look at is gameJams. Get your ass to as many as possible by the summer. If you follow these 2 steps you will know a huge amount about the art and science of making games in just a few months.
PS: I too once favoured 3dBuzz but its all about CookingWithUnity these days ;)