The student is not covered by Deferred Action (missed ONE of the eligibility requirements). The student doesn't have any advanced degrees to be qualified as "skilled worker.
you cannot change your status here in the US and will be required to travel overseas and "consular process" if USCIS approves your H-1B to clear any previous out of status/unlawful presence here in the US. Depending on how long you have been out of status will make it more difficult if not impossible to obtain a visa overseas at the consulate/embassy overseas for the new H-1B visa since by departing the US you may trigger a 3 or 10 year bar on returning to the US due to your previous out of status condition in the US. You need to seek advice of competent immigration counsel prior to doing anything. Good luck.
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