I have never been to any kind of placement or practices. I have got my first full time job as a result of two things: Small mobile game in Play Store and two short term jobs as a "Web-and-everything-else guy" in local companies, because of having my degree as a priority at the time. Interestingly, I do not think the degree has ever helped me getting any job! It seems to be just a decoration to my CV.
TL;DR; Do stuff and show stuff, that is the most reasonable way!
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