Lawrence University Graduation

Published 06/15 2014 10:50PM

Updated 06/15 2014 10:56PM

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) - Broadcaster Charles Gibson shared some sound advice with graduates at Lawrence University today during his commencement speech.

Analytical skills and critical thinking were just some of the traits Gibson said were important when it comes to recent graduates.

"If they've come away with a good moral grounding, which I think is really important, it will be fine," he said.

Mary Meany, Dean of Career Services at Lawrence University, said she has seen a trend in paid internships within the last year. She said she stressed the importance of internships and testing out fields to students during the time in school.

For Jamie Cartwright, his two year intership with Weidert Group paid off. He was hired as a marketing manager at the company.

"It just made sense," he said. "I was an intern, they knew me already and were able evaluate me in a much more holistic way."

Meany said that both the techonology and education fields seem to be growing as well.

"They have time, they have time," Gibson said. "So you can suffer two or three reversals, you ca change careers two or three times, but it will all work out."

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