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Les Misérables College Parody Features Boston University Students Struggling To Find Post-Grad Jobs (VIDEO)

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There's no disputing that the job market for recent college grads is tough. But for some enterprising students at Boston University, the struggle to find employment became something else entirely: a source of inspiration.

A team of creative students recently portrayed their hunt for a job in a parody version of Les Misérables. The YouTube video description reads, simply, "Life has killed my post-grad dream." Put to the same score featured in the latest movie rendition featuring Anne Hathaway, the parody leans heavily on scenes from the movie's official trailer.

According to YouTube, the video was created by Kevin Wang and produced by Wang and Mike Irving .

Reached for comment by the Boston Globe, Irving said the team spent about three hours filming and five to six hours editing the Les Misérables parody video.

Of course, the struggles of Wang, Irving, et al., to find employment pale in comparison to the hardships endured by Fantine, a character in Les Misérables forced into prostitution -- a mismatch Irving seems to understand. “The video is more a statement socially about how [post-college life] realistically is,” Irving explained to the Globe.

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