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Don't sweat it. Lots of people are eager to hire students with no commercial experience for certain projects (and in facts, say as much in ads -- especially on Craigslist -- even though this is actually blatantly discriminatory).

The pay is peanuts, usually, but that's entirely beside the point. Just make sure you always work for good people and are allowed to do good work (which is sometimes tricky, because lots of times people either never provide you with the right information so you can do good work... or they just don't care about, or can't tell the difference between good and bad work).

With a preference for work you can include in your portfolio. From there it's lather, rinse, repeat (and watch your earnings and self-confidence rise).

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