Editorial Editors, The Miami Student

Payscale.com, a compensation data website, ranked Miami University 13 out of 300 Midwestern universities and 21 nationally for the highest post-graduation salary potential.

According to the site, Miami graduates earn an average starting salary of $45,800 and an estimated salary of $91,400 mid-career.

The editorial board of The Miami Student commends the achievements of Miami graduates, whose motivation and hard work have allowed them to excel in the workplace.

Miami has a reputation among employers for excellence and it is evident through this ranking students are being adequately prepared to succeed and pursue career goals.

Along with the educational training offered in the classroom, Miami University should be proud of the exceptional career planning provided through Career Services. Students are able to pursue guidance when searching for jobs, working on resumes, learning interview techniques and much more.

These services are invaluable to those preparing for life beyond Miami and hoping to earn high-paying positions.

The ranking is certainly admirable, but the board hopes students will remember high-paying jobs are not guaranteed after graduation.

Especially in the current economic environment, students should continue to work hard to prepare for their future and be open to all types of employment. It takes time and hard work to succeed in any field.

Miami must continue to instill strong work ethics and attitudes of achievement in its students. As a university with a first-rate reputation, Miami should strive to maintain the quality education and services that have made graduates so successful in the workplace.

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