I'm currently working towards earning my bachelor's degree in computer science from Purdue University, and I was wondering what my options are as far as finding a job in the computer science field while I'm still going to school? I'm not at the point where I can get an internship yet, so I figure my best bet is to grab a couple of certifications and use those to get myself a job until I graduate. I do NOT want to be a waiter anymore.
So, I suppose my question is, what certifications do you guys recommend for landing a decent job in the computer science field until I get my degree? So far I've only taken my prerequisite courses, as well as an advanced web design class, an intro to programming class, and computer science fundamentals. I've been teaching myself Python outside of school, trying to get ahead on more advanced programming concepts before I go back to school in the fall (after I complete army basic training), but that's about it.
That being said, I'm more than confident in my ability to take the required online course and pass the accompanying certification test, I'm just looking for the most useful/sought after certifications in the industry.
Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.