______________THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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American Students Learn
More Than Europeans'
By JOAN KAATZ
"American students learn more
than European students, probably
because they are obliged to," Prof.
Eberhard Preussner, administra-
tive director of the Mozarteum,
Salzburg, Austria, observed in an
Prof. Preussner will speak on
"Three Periods of 'New Music'-
1300, 1600, 1900" at 4:15 p.m. to-
day in Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Prof. Preussner visited the Uni-
versity during the spring semester
of 1952 as a Pullbright scholar and
at that time made many compari-
sons between American and Euro-
Americans Study More
He stated that he felt American
students are obliged to learn more
because they must attend kectures
in order to obtain the necessary
credits. In contrast, however, Eu-
ropean students receive no credits
and have much more free time for
thought and musical inspiration.
Commenting on the Mozarteum,
Prof. Preussner compared the
school to the University depart-
ment of music and the Oberlin
College conservatory of music
"Musical training in Europe be-
gins much earlier than in Amer-
ica," Prof. Preussner said. At the
Mozarteum students often begin at
six years old. They enter the Con-
servatory when they are 18 years
During these two training
stages, the students are subjected
to a rather regimented education
including practice in rhythm and
"However, once the ,students is
Of f campus job placements, de-
clined this fall while student em-
ployment within the University
rose, the personnel office reported
In September part-time em-
ployment for students working
their way through school rose,
with 557 job placements compared
to 424 during' the same month last
All of this increase came from
within the University, however,
with placements jumping from
363 last year to 458 this Septem-
Off-campus employment, which
included everything from model-
ing shoes to dispatching trucks,
fell from 1.14 placements to 99.
"Permanent" part-time employ-
ment, the type students prefer,
caused most of this drop.
"It doesn't take much unem-
ployment in industry Ito put pres-
sure on students in such jobs as
gasoline station attendants," Al-
fred B. Ueker, of the personnel of-
fice, explained. "Many students
who want steady,,'part-time work
have had to settle for take-on
jobs, like raking leaves or washing
Off-campus job placements by
the personnel office have fallen
from 2,360 in 1954-55 to 969 dur-
ing the last school year.
James A. Michener's romantic story of
what happened when the U. S. Marines
came to New Zealand.
"A man's really got to study to make the grade in engineering, whether it's
A.E., E.E., M.E., or C.E. But when I was at Michigan U., we found time to sit
,around and just talk, at some place like the Pretzel Bell. It wad a good time
for thinking about our future. We were all pretty hot on being right, no mis-
takes, and we knew what we wanted out of life. I'm sure it's the same way with
N'a4e4'to oi0% th 44jot4.
"We knew we wanted to get off on the right foot with an outfit where we'd
have a chance, right off, to take responsibility on important projects. That's why
we worked hard at finding out just what various companies had to offer us. We
wanted to know about salary, sure. But we also wanted to know about the work
we'd be'doing about our chances for getting ahead in engineering and manage-'
ment, about the kind of people we'd'be working for .. and with. And we found
that the best place to get the answers was at campus interviews sponsored by the
companies looking for engineers." r
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'As a result of my interviews, I decided to go with Emerson Electric. They'
offered me a realistic salary, the knowledge that Emerson had important projects
to work on, and I could see for myself that there'd be plenty of opportunity to
move up fast in a company where engineers and management are young and
aggressive, with young, hard-fisted plans for the future."
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"Right now, we're working on some pretty hot projects here, stuff like the
B-5$ Hustler bomber fire control system and F-101 Voodoo fighter structure.
We're working on missiles, too. But behind this imhportant defense work, Emerson
Electric is sound in commercial manufacturing, with a reputation in the electrical
field that stretches back to 1890. And that literally means money in the bank."
"I think Emerson is a darned good career outfit. But I know every man's got I ~~14
to work out his own future. That's why all I'm really urging you todo is give
yourself every break by getting all the answers before you decide. Sign up to
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