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Maria DiValentin

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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Students May Not be Able to Afford Public Service Careers

As record numbers of students become civically engaged, they may face some harsh realities when it comes to how much they can give back after graduation. A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group entitled "Paying Back, Not Giving Back: Student Debt's Negative Impact on Public Service Career Opportunities" examines what careers college graduates can't necessarily afford to pursue. High among them are education and social work. Low pay in these fields coupled with burgeoning student loan payments is creating "unmanageable" debt–and students needing to think twice about pursuing their vocational dreams.

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Peter Bonneau

Peter Bonneau

"I’ll be beginning medical school at Wayne State University beginning the fall of 2009 while participating in the U.S. Air Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Upon receipt of my MD, I intend to enter into a residency in family Medicine and afterwards practice as a family physician in the U.S. Air force."

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