As I have been job hunting this past year I find that employers are looking for the highest degrees possible, certifications, and experience.
The experience part is what gets most new graduates.
Find a college that allows you do work an internship or externship so that the experience can be added to your resume.
Also, if you are an excellent student and have some extra time, try to become a student mentor or tutor within your degree study, which can also be used as experience gained. Work closely with a professor (or several) who would be willing to write you professional letters of reference as to your capabilities.
Go to the career planning office of your college to see what they can do for you. Speak to other students, alumni, and professors in your degree to find out what jobs are attainable with your degree. Do job searches in your area and find out what is available and what they require.
at 10:20 AM on Apr. 18, 2009