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Your Views: It’s important that a college degree leads to a good job

POSTED: April 12, 2012 1:00 a.m.

After buying from Philip Wilheit and Wilheit Packaging nearly 20 years, I have never had a reason to question his honesty. We are fortunate to have a man of his integrity and intelligence on the state Board of Regents. Thank you, Philip.

Also, I would like to point out an issue graduates face. Many have a degree in which it is unlikely they will be able to get a job capable of repaying their student loans and supporting their families. Hopefully, Philip’s board will address the issue, but until they can, I recommend that students focus on what kind of job they would like to do and will support a family rather than what degree they get.

The best places to get that information are from the College Placement Office and the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Talk to the placement office first. They are responsible for helping you get a job, not just helping you get a degree.

Mike McConnell
Gainesville


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