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Lawrence Education Center

101 East Laurel
Springfield, IL 62704

Blast Off Into Your Future

November 12, 2008

Amanda Ladage, Admissions Counselor at Robert Morris College, gave the presentation. The presentation covered several topics. The importance of choosing a career that brings satisfaction and happiness. Students had the opportunity to take a career interest assessment to determine the career fit for them. Discussion was held regarding the average salary earned with a High School Diploma, $26,123, average salary of Bachelors Degree $45,221 and average salary of Masters Degree $59.804. The salary review reinforces the importance of additional education and training to increase earning potential. There are several ways to finance a college education through grants, loans, and scholarships. A web site fastweb.com is a source to locate available scholarships.
All the information was presented in a fun interactive game with the students earning points for correct answers.