my take on it is if you are graduating and you have not already worked for some local companies as an intern or part time helper you have hurt yourself. It sounds like you have some experience, but is it work related or school related?
Anyway, water under the bridge..
Be prepared to do mostly Freelance work. And for gods sake get an accountant to help with your taxes. There are major deductibles you need to know about when freelancing.
Small companies are a great way to get experience and build a demo reel.
Search Craigslist & not just your area, often there are national jobs you can do local if you have the equipment or a place that you can use or rent.
Look to see if there is a local government video production house, local cable access channel, large markets often provide studios to anyone that wants to do video work as long as it gets aired on their channel.
Churches are often good places to ask around for work, often they do in house work for cable access.
You are in Macon, check Warner Robins, the military has a major video production facility and broadcasts worldwide. Also check Ft. Benning.
Go to every production house you find and take a resume and short demo reel preferably 30 to 60 secs, if they are interested, have more material available if you have it. Do not give up if they say not hiring. Ask if they will let you watch, help on shoots, do whatever it takes to get into the place. Once in you can impress. Never sell yourself short. No freebies, no discounts. If you are good and they don't want to pay, take partial trade, use of facilities or something. Dress nice, no aftershave or cologne, they shouldn't smell you. (seriously) good luck