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Job market improves for recent college graduates

Those entering the workforce are finding more opportunities — if they look hard enough

After applying for entry-level jobs at 87 companies, Molly Hagerty finally got an offer for a three-month internship at a San Francisco public relations firm that will pay her just a few dollars an hour above minimum wage. But the University of Massachusetts senior, who graduates in Amherst in less than two weeks, considers herself fortunate, hopeful the internship will lead to bigger and better things.

“Right now, it’s the best offer out there,” said Hagerty, a 22-year-old communications major. “I’m still getting automatic rejection responses from the other companies that I applied to. They’re still collecting in the inbox.”

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