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Class of '09: They got jobs!

In August, CNNMoney asked nine recent grads about their job search. Six months after graduation, all of them are working at least part-time.

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Amanda Benzaquin - Employed
School: Wagner College
Major: English
Current town: Islip Terrace, NY
Job: Marketing assistant at a bank
Previous status: Unemployed

A few months ago, Amanda Benzaquin was beyond frustrated with her job search. As she describes it, she was sleeping late and lying around questioning God's motives.

Benzaquin's outlook is much sunnier these days. She's working as a marketing assistant at the Bank of Smithtown near her home on Long Island. She was originally hunting for a writing gig, but now she works with bank managers to develop promotional materials.

"I was surprised that a bank would be so interested in my writing skills," Benzaquin said. "It was a huge plus in the interview, and I'm happy to be someplace stable when the magazine industry is so up in the air."

The bank's corporate environment was new for Benzaquin, who was accustomed to wearing jeans during her summer internships, but she's not complaining.

"I'd like to move out and get my own apartment, but overall I'm very happy with the stability I have now," Benzaquin said. "I don't see myself wanting a change anytime soon."


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Last updated December 21 2009: 7:24 PM ET
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