The degree will get you an internship or entry level job with persistence, initially.
After Job one for 1+ year or so you've cemented your value proposition and should only worry about how specialized your skills are to match new positions.
Years of experience are an HR abstraction to estimate the point at which the average professional achieves specialization competence. Work harder than they think you would. Use new tech. Break things and move fast, think about how to do it better in the next project.
Design will matter at a startup. Startups are better but riskier and pay less short term. Harder work, more hats, work for a startup when you graduate and make some basic stuff in like, AWS like a website in your web language(s) of preference (if you want to embed an interactive application) until that time.