Answered by Marisella, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Great question! I would suggest seeking internships or co-op programs that would allow you to gain some programming experience. In the technical industries, it's very important to have the combination of education and technical ability. If you feel you are lacking in experience with programming, it might be helpful to seek an internship that would allow you to gain those skills. I would also suggest networking with alumni and individuals that participate in hackathons. Coding events that allow you to stretch your programming ability and be innovative are great things to add to your "experience" for resumes.
In most larger cities, there are always meetup groups that allow technical individuals to network. This would be a great way to learn from industry and network yourself with individuals that are working for organizations already.
Hope this helps!