Seems many of you are having this issue:
“To get a job, need experience. To get experience, need a job.”
Don’t forget that you can highlight software and teamwork skills learned in the classroom, from student organizations, or at leisure. Also, check out your local county departments for volunteer opportunities.
For example, the San Diego County Animal Services Department uses volunteers to take pictures of incoming animals and update their website/Facebook: http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/hr/student_worker_program.html