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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 5, 1948)
Melos Find Life's Work
By Tom Brubeck
The old idea that everyone is
“cut out” for a certain job has been
disproved, but most employment
specialists agree that certain
"types” of work may be found for
which individuals are best suited,
t To help students at the Univer
sity of Oregon select their life
work, the University counseling
' center has operated a testing serv
ice since April, 1945.
, “Persons taking advantage of
these facilities will find the coun
selors consider them as individ
Elizabeth Kratt, daughter of
Dean Theodore Kratt of the music
school and a sophomore attending
the University of Oregon school of
architecture, was one of the 47 col
lege sophomores of the nation cho
sen to study in France next year.
Miss Kratt will -board the S.S.
Mauretania at New York, August
28, for France to participate in the
Sweet Briar college, Va., program,
“Junior Year in France.” She will
study French language and litera
ture at the University of Paris and
possibly at the Louvre and will re
turn to the University of Oregon
for her senior-'year.
The 47 students chosen from 28
American colleges and universities,
will be under the guidance of Dr.
Theodore Anderson, associate pro
fessor of French at Yale univer
The program will open with a
six-week French language course.
uals,” said J. Spencer Carlson, di
rector of the counseling center.
“They do not all take the same
tests. The examinations are select
ed on the basis of an interview with
one of the four counselors. After
completing the series of tests, an
appointment is made for a second
interview. At this time, the results
of the examination are ekplained,
and the individual can discuss pos
sible courses of action with the
“The examinations are for the
benefit of the individual, and the
decisions they make are entirely
their own,” Carlson pointed out.
“We merely try to give them in
formation that will be useful in
selecting an occupation.”
In addition to the trained coun
selors, the counseling center has a
staff of clerical workers. The de
partment has also received a new
test-scoring machine that operates
electrically. The device is expected
to cut down on the time spent in
Veterans may have the testing
cost paid by the veterans adminis
tration. Nonveteran students are
charged $5.00, which pays only a
small part cf the testing and cleri
cal work. Persons not attending
the University may make use of
the testing services, but they must
pay a slightly higher fee.
Exams Aid High-School Students
“The series of vocational tests
also have proved useful to high
school students who find it difficult
to decide whether to go on with
their education after graduating
from high school,” Carlson said.
“Those who have already decided to
attend a college or university will
find the examinations useful in
selecting a field of study that cor
responds to their interests and ap
The counseling center, located on
the second floor of Emerald hall,
will have its testing facilities set
up during both summer sessions.
The speech and reading clinics, op
erating during the regular school
year, are closed this summer.
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