Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rogers offers career advice to students


JACKSONVILLE — As a student in the 1970s, Mike Rogers worked part-time while studying at Jacksonville State University on his way to becoming his family's first college graduate.

One of those part-time jobs almost led to a shift in career plans. But after working in psychiatry and law, the Republican from Saks is now the three-term congressman representing Alabama's 3rd District.

Rogers offered some career advice to current students Monday morning as the first speaker in a series at JSU.

"I came from a family of the working poor, who made enough to get by but not enough to get ahead," he said. "But you don't just have to be from a privileged background to succeed."

Janet White, director of the university's Career Placement Services, said this was the first year for the speakers series, titled "My career, my success, my JSU."

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