Get a LinkedIn accountIn college, I used to think LinkedIn was lame. Like why would I need another social media platform when I already have a Facebook account? However, due to my job I had to explore it later on and I discovered how amazing LinkedIn really is! You get connected to various people and companies, read articles to learn and most importantly, get headhunted often by HRs and headhunters. To maximise it, fill in anything you can, interact in groups and share appropriate articles. My favourite section is the Pulse where people from all over the world publish their articles. You can select the topic you are interested in and learn a lot from the industry seniors.
Part-time or freelance experienceWith even a tiny bit of experience, you would have an advantage over your peers already! Having worked before, you may be able to assimilate into the working culture easily and would require less training. I had the opportunity to work with various brands on social media management and blogger collaborations, giving me the advantage of having work experience even before graduating. You may use your internship to gain experience as well. Pick your company well because if you perform, they may hire you for a full time position.
No work experience? No problem..Excel in your final assignment
Even if you do not have any past experiences or work to show during your interview, there is another option. I have worked hard for my final assignments and did my best during the awards for this purpose. For example, my group’s Public Relations project for OrphanCARE won the Best PR Campaign Proposal at Taylor’s University School of Communication Star Awards in 2013. This can be included in my resume when applying for jobs.