Practicing new skills
After my first semester I wanted to practice on my coding, I therefor was on the look for an actual case. My mother in law is extremely interested in dogs, and is running a dog pound. She actually already had a website for the pound, but I knew that she was not really happy with it. I seized the opportunity of getting some experience working on my skills.
She was thrilled about getting a new website, but did not really wish to be involved in the making. This was quite fortunate, as I had already created 90 % of the website, when presenting her the idea.