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Global graduates tell of their hopes and dreams

21 June 2013 Last updated at 00:05 BST

The road between leaving university and beginning a career can be a rocky one for many new graduates.

As part of a series looking at the world's new middle class, the BBC spoke to two recent graduates.

In Jakarta, Karishma Vaswani met an international relations graduate with high expectations and in Los Angeles, Peter Bowes met up with a budding fashion journalist.