Freelance work is among the most competitive types of employment. Networking and being on the cutting edge of your field are crucial to success in the freelance world as well as in the ever-expanding field of competition for all lines of work. Oussama Mubarak (Oz), a 24-year-old freelance New Media Designer/Developer is a tri-lingual artist whose talents cast a wide net in the cut throat world of freelance work. His interests are as vast as the world he has experienced: computer science, web design and photography all work together to keep Oussama ahead of the competition. Anyone looking to have a real effect on their field of study or work can look to a page from Oussama’s biography for inspiration. Coming to the United States with a limited knowledge of the language, Oussama was able to excel in his studies, create a network of contacts, and rise to the top of his field through hard work and determination. It is clear that his competitive and passionate approach to freelance work is the textbook example of “How to Succeed” in the changing nature of employment competition. Read more about Oussama Mubarak as we feature him in this week’s Young & Professional Profile.