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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - True Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24453.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - True Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24453

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2011 - True Life, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 16, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24453.

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Title Houstonian 2011
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title True Life
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript LIFE AFTER THE DIPLOMA By Priscilla Bigner Soon-to-be UH graduates will shortly be joining the close to 10 percent of Houston's workforce in the hunt for a "Jay-Oh-Bee." Employers are receiving ever-growing stacks of resumes to sort through. How will UH students stand out amongst so many applicants? In this uncertain time, how confident do students feel entering the uncertain job market? Communications junior Rachel Mann said she is concerned about how competitive entry-level jobs are. "I am entering the job market with credentials similar to hundreds of other recent college graduates in my field and my area," Mann said. "When employers look at resumes, how am I going to differentiate myself from other applicants?" To this end, Mann has utilized the resources offered by Career Services, including "Coog Career Week," to help students strengthen their interview skills and expose them to internship opportunities. For students like English senior Rasheed Warsame, attending graduate school before entering the job market is crucial. He said this will give him the necessary experience to succeed in his field. "I feel like I have the knowledge and resume to pursue a good position," Warsame said, "but I have committed to attending graduate school to further specialize." Warsame said he is happy with the opportunities the University is providing students to help them gain confidence and develop qualities that make them shine in a crowded marketplace, but he fears even that may not be enough. "I think the school is trying its best to ensure students have a chance," he said. "My greatest issue regarding the job market is that employees are becoming less and less necessary; I worry no employee will be indispensable." The federal government has played a large role in recent months in an attempt to lower the high unemployment rate, with varying success, depending on whom you ask. Literature and Spanish sophomore Lizzy Brignac has not been impressed by the way the government has worked to help those who are seeking a job. "They are not encouraging development in new fields, and they are closing many schools and government offices that provided well-paying jobs for many people," Brignac said. "I hope to see the government focus on creating more jobs in progressive fields and reopening schools with more funding instead of neglecting the education system." Warsame disagreed, saying he was optimistic about the measures the government has taken to stimulate job growth. "I believe in President Obama and support most of the legislation he has set in place to give us a fair shot in a decent economy," he said. "I believe much could happen if we saw more bipartisan cooperative legislation and less bickering." News [73]