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University Of Tampa At The Huffington Post's 'What Is Working' Jobs And Solutions Expo (LiveBlog)

08/29/2012 01:28 pm ET | Updated Aug 29, 2012

The Huffington Post is hosting a lunch and panel discussion on Wednesday on the issue of jobs and solutions to boost employment.

HuffPost College invited two student journalists from the University of Tampa to tweet their impressions as members of a generation with nearly 50 percent unemployment after graduation. Joshua Napier and Chelsea Daubar, the editor in chief and managing editor of The Minaret respectively, take to their smartphones to power the liveblog featured below.

08/29/2012 4:46 PM EDT

Even the @minaret staff found a partner today

08/29/2012 4:43 PM EDT

Tweeters are headed out, thanks @joshua_napier & @chelseadaubar

Our tweeters on the floor have to get ready for tonight's events and file their own stories, but big thanks to

08/29/2012 4:18 PM EDT

An important takeaway from the Ford Foundation

08/29/2012 4:09 PM EDT

@ariannahuff's new friends, and I have that yellow tie! #sharp!

08/29/2012 4:04 PM EDT

Abby Huntsman holds court on @huffpostlive

08/29/2012 4:00 PM EDT

Office hours with LinkedIn

Allen Blue (@LinkedIn Co-Founder) hosts office hours at Entrepreneurship Expo #WhatIsWorking pic.twitter.com/b3vVBRPc

08/29/2012 3:50 PM EDT

@AhoyCaroline Let's make full-time freelancing easier!

I see a trend towards people working as full-time freelancers, as opposed to being an employee. Let's make that easier! #whatisworking

08/29/2012 3:44 PM EDT

Evangelizing @ the Expo - @Dailyzel

@samerham: Evangelizing about @DailyZeel at the @HuffingtonPost #whatisworking start-up expo http://pic.twitter.com/DOg1XpIs

08/29/2012 3:34 PM EDT

Can't wait to try out some of these companies myself. Plum Perfect looks interesting! App technology that matches your features with the type of make up you should use just by uploading a photo! Clothes too!

08/29/2012 3:15 PM EDT

@Joshua_Napier got a picture with John Paul DeJoria, Co-founder of Paul-Mitchell. He's walking around and checking out all the new companies present -- getting a lot of attn!

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Check out @fanitics.com Think IMDB but for politcians! So many other cool companies at the @huffpostcollege expo!

— Chelsea Daubar (@chelseadaubar) August 29, 2012

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Check out @fanitics.com Think IMDB but for politcians! So many other cool companies at the @huffpostcolle...Read More"},{"id":"20","created":"08/29/2012 2:49 PM EDT","title":"","tweet_link":"20_","entry_text":"

#whatisworking? The Twitter embed tool, after it was giving some trouble! Phew!

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#whatisworking? The Twitter embed tool, after it was giving some trouble! Phew!

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Alan Blue: The world of entrepreneurism can “lead to education, the right decisions, and the right mistakes.” #whatisworking

— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) August 29, 2012

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Alan Blue: The world of entrepreneurism can “lead to education, the right decisions, and the right mistakes.” #whatisworking

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@eburfield: Over 70 startups at the @huffingtonpost #WhatisWorking Entrepreneurship Expo w @StartupAme @ The Cuban Club http://instagr.am/p/O7BalEBEeN/

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@eburfield: Over 70 startups at the @huffingtonpost #WhatisWorking Entrepreneurship Expo w @StartupAme @ The Cuban Club http://instagr.am/p/O7BalEBEeN/

"},{"id":"17","created":"08/29/2012 2:34 PM EDT","title":"","tweet_link":"17_","entry_text":"

\"It's not just about following your passion. It's about finding something larger than yourself\" -Walter Isaacson #WhatIsWorking

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\"It's not just about following your passion. It's about finding something larger than yourself\" -Walter Isaacson #WhatIsWorking

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Check out the promises our partners have made to reduce unemployment.

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Check out the promises our partners have made to reduce unemployment.

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The @Minaret has arrived at the \"What is Working\" entrepreneurship expo! pic.twitter.com/t3fhXX1i

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The @Minaret has arrived at the \"What is Working\" entrepreneurship expo! pic.twitter.com/t3fhXX1i

"},{"id":"14","created":"08/29/2012 2:12 PM EDT","title":"@greatergator","tweet_link":"14_greatergator","entry_text":"

\"Learning how to put our fears and problems in perspective with others\" allows us to make an impact - @ariannahuff #whatisworking

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\"Learning how to put our fears and problems in perspective with others\" allows us to make an impact - @ariannahuff #whatisworking

"},{"id":"13","created":"08/29/2012 2:08 PM EDT","title":"@greatergator","tweet_link":"13_greatergator","entry_text":"

Entrepreneurship is learning how to make the right mistake. Allen Blue #whatisworking

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Entrepreneurship is learning how to make the right mistake. Allen Blue #whatisworking

"},{"id":"12","created":"08/29/2012 2:07 PM EDT","title":"#WhatIsWorking","tweet_link":"12_whatisworking","entry_text":"

\"Young, high-growth companies are the ones that create new jobs.\" Scott Case #WhatIsWorking

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\"Young, high-growth companies are the ones that create new jobs.\" Scott Case #WhatIsWorking

"},{"id":"11","created":"08/29/2012 1:57 PM EDT","title":"@elance","tweet_link":"11_elance","entry_text":"

Elance has pledged $1 million to help America get back to work through the @HuffingtonPost #WhatIsWorking initiative! http://ow.ly/dk71H

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Elance has pledged $1 million to help America get back to work through the @HuffingtonPost #WhatIsWorking initiative! http://ow.ly/dk71H

"},{"id":"10","created":"08/29/2012 1:53 PM EDT","title":" @valenciacollege","tweet_link":"10_-valenciacollege","entry_text":"

@valenciacollege Sandy Shugart: \"Every student should be a worker, gaining experience as they study.\" #whatisworking

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@valenciacollege Sandy Shugart: \"Every student should be a worker, gaining experience as they study.\" #whatisworking

"},{"id":"9","created":"08/29/2012 1:50 PM EDT","title":"@influencehaus","tweet_link":"9_influencehaus","entry_text":"

Live @huffpostpol @startupamerica panel #WhatIsWorking America Job Crisis VIDEO http://ow.ly/dk0gm IMAGE http://ow.ly/i/Tcys #gop2012

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Live @huffpostpol @startupamerica panel #WhatIsWorking America Job Crisis VIDEO http://ow.ly/dk0gm IMAGE http://ow.ly/i/Tcys #gop2012

"},{"id":"8","created":"08/29/2012 1:45 PM EDT","title":"@RockefellerFdn","tweet_link":"8_rockefellerfdn","entry_text":"

Dr. Rodin @RockefellerFdn just announced $1 million prize for innovative solutions to create jobs. Watch http://ow.ly/dk55M

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Dr. Rodin @RockefellerFdn just announced $1 million prize for innovative solutions to create jobs. Watch http://ow.ly/dk55M

"},{"id":"7","created":"08/29/2012 1:43 PM EDT","title":"@startupamerica","tweet_link":"7_startupamerica","entry_text":"

\"Figure out what's working in communities & bring it to scale\" #startupamerica #WhatIsWorking

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\"Figure out what's working in communities & bring it to scale\" #startupamerica #WhatIsWorking

"},{"id":"6","created":"08/29/2012 1:38 PM EDT","title":"@RockefellerFdn","tweet_link":"6_rockefellerfdn","entry_text":"

“The extraordinary appetite for entrepreneurship does not know race or boundaries” Dr. Judith Rodin @RockefellerFdn #whatisworking #jobs

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“The extraordinary appetite for entrepreneurship does not know race or boundaries” Dr. Judith Rodin @RockefellerFdn #whatisworking #jobs

"},{"id":"5","created":"08/29/2012 1:35 PM EDT","title":"@startupamerica","tweet_link":"5_startupamerica","entry_text":"

\"Startups are in every region of the country. These young high growth companies create jobs. \" @tscottcase #WhatIsWorking

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\"Startups are in every region of the country. These young high growth companies create jobs. \" @tscottcase #WhatIsWorking

"},{"id":"4","created":"08/29/2012 1:27 PM EDT","title":"","tweet_link":"4_","entry_text":"

\"Sometimes it's the soft skills rather than the hard skills that prevent students from succeeding\" -Judith Rodin #WhatIsWorking

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\"Sometimes it's the soft skills rather than the hard skills that prevent students from succeeding\" -Judith Rodin #WhatIsWorking

"},{"id":"3","created":"08/29/2012 1:21 PM EDT","title":"Philosophy of What Is Working","tweet_link":"3_philosophy-of-what-is-working","entry_text":"

Arianna's talking about putting the media spotlight on #whatisworking - see the whole page here

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Arianna's talking about putting the media spotlight on #whatisworking - see the whole page here
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Arianna introduces the panel #WhatIsWorking LIVE NOW: http://huff.to/STAc55 pic.twitter.com/lVsPC31J

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Arianna introduces the panel #WhatIsWorking LIVE NOW: http://huff.to/STAc55 pic.twitter.com/lVsPC31J

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\"HuffingtonPost\"

@ HuffingtonPost :

Let's solve the jobs crisis! Join the conversation @LinkedIn 'Opportunity: What is Working' #RNC #WhatIsWorking

http://t.co/X2VuxspP

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