If you're a student, I highly recommend finding out about the local
.NET user group near your school or hometown. Chances are they are a
member of INETA, which is a
fantastic group of volunteers from around the world dedicated to
helping .NET user groups become more successful and reach out to more
aspiring and professional developers.
For a look into the types of activities they are involved in, take a peek at the May newsletter, which just went online.