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111 be gained from its application toward some worthy end. This is one reason why
112 college degrees are not valued more highly. They represent nothing but
113 miscellaneous knowledge.
114 If you contemplate taking additional schooling, first determine the purpose for
115 which you want the knowledge you are seeking, then learn where this particular
116 sort of knowledge can be obtained, from reliable sources.
117 Successful men, in all callings, never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related
118 to their major purpose, business, or profession. Those who are not successful
119 usually make the mistake of believing that the knowledge acquiring period ends
120 when one finishes school. The truth is that schooling does but little more than to
121 put one in the way of learning how to acquire practical knowledge.
122 With this Changed World which began at the end of the economic collapse,
123 came also astounding changes in educational requirements. The order of the day
124 is SPECIALIZATION! This truth was emphasized by Robert P. Moore,
125 secretary of appointments of Columbia University.
126 "Particularly sought after by employing companies are candidates who have
127 specialized in some field-business-school graduates with training in accounting
128 and statistics, engineers of all varieties, journalists, architects, chemists, and also
129 outstanding leaders and activity men of the senior class.
130 "The man who has been active on the campus, whose personality is such that he
131 gets along with all kinds of people and who has done an adequate job with his
132 studies has a most decided edge over the strictly academic student. Some of
133 these, because of their all-around qualifications, have received several offers of
134 positions, a few of them as many as six.
135 "In departing from the conception that the "straight A" student was invariably
136 the one to get the choice of the better jobs, Mr. Moore said that most companies

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