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Advice to students... I agree about studying something that one enjoys, with one exception. I hated typing, but it has proved to be a most valuable skill for using cardpunches, writing to Mom and the Congressmen and messing with a PC.

My standard advice is to become prepared for more than one career. If you know how to teach, but you also learn how to run a business, you can go either way. A double major or a trade as well as a degree makes you more flexible in the unpredictable job market. I knew someone who learned construction, got an engineering degree and built two of his own houses.
Flexibility makes the money you spend on education more solidly invested. I wish I had done that myself...

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