Step Into My Shoes – I want to get into fashion!

SCENARIO: I am about to graduate with a B.A. in Fashion Merchandising this March.  Unfortunately, I have been unable to utilize my school’s career center, because they do not have any jobs related to my field (or even art!).  The fashion department at my school is incredibly small, and there are less than four teachers available.  Do you have any tips on how to break into the fashion business?  I live and reside in Los Angeles, and I know it’s hard to land a good job in fashion, but I would appreciate any advice!

Situation courtesy of Barbie!