If possible, try to get a job that has something to do with your major. Even better, if you can--start a business of your own. I put myself through school (well, the last three years of school) by starting and operating a small advertising agency that catered to local businesses, college organizations, saving coupons
and individuals. I did print ads only, and I had a stable of art & photography students that clients could choose to work with (or not) if they needed art/photography. That and a part-time job in the Business Library (plus the occasional selling of plasma, when times were really tough) got me through. You would not BELIEVE how impressed interviewers were with the fact that I had started my own business. That was probably the best payoff of all.