As you may or may not know, one of the benchmarks for your career will be awards. But you don't have to wait until you're working to start winning them. CMYK is a publication which celebrates the best in student ads from all over the world. The call for entries for their Top 100 Creatives issue closes in five days. The cost is $45 and you can enter up to fifteen pieces.
Exposure in a magazine like this has the potential to kick-start your career. Please give it some serious thought.
CMYK - Call for Entries.