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WVU Photography Student Vies for 'Best Job in the World'

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College students across the nation are gearing up for graduation, and most of them have already started looking for jobs.

One West Virginia University student is hoping to land one of the "best jobs in the world." It all started on the computer with social media.

"It all started on Facebook. I saw an ad on Facebook and it said, 'The Best Jobs in the World,' and I'm a senior, so I'm job hunting, so I clicked on it," said Mikaela Jaros, a photography student. "And one of the six jobs was lifestyle photographer, so I thought that's perfect for me because I'm a photographer."

The contest, "The Best Jobs in the World," is put on through Tourism Australia. There were 45,000 contestants that applied for the job. Mikaela is one of 25 finalists in the world and one of four contestants in America.

The six-month salary for this job will be up to $100,000.

She was told to be creative with showing she has supporters. She thought the perfect way to do that was through the way she found out about the contest, through social media.

"So, the last part of the challenge is to gain as much support, as much media coverage and as many as they call "referees" to say why I should get the job," said Jaros. "I'm kind of asking everybody I know to support me and help me get to Australia."

If you want to help Mikaela head to Australia, just make a sign that says send 'Mikaela to Australia' and post it on Facebook or Twitter under #MikaelatoAustralia.

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