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    I'm not a graduate yet, but I will be in the next year of my Computer Science degree.

    As you can see, I'm worried whether it is possible to get a graduate job with no experience working in a degree related job or an internship.

    I've done a lot of digging around on google and found that working in an actual job to get work experience is not necessarily needed - as in, by working on open source projects and developing games/apps in your own time can stand out on your CV even if you haven't ever worked for an employer or in an internship.

    I'm wondering if this is actually the case?


    Working on your own projects will certainly help.

    Whilst employers will be interested in your ability to code, they will also see how you approach new software projects too.

    Another idea you could try is to contact local businesses and see if you can automate any of their manual processes. This would be a great live case study for your CV and you could even earn some money from it.

    Private message me if you want more ideas

    Hope this helps


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