High school graduation passes and the question arises as to whether the young person should pursue work or an academic career. Quite simply, being a graduate of a university means more. More? Yes: More money, more opportunity, more benefits, and more comfort. Statistics show that companies are more likely to hire a graduate from a university verses someone without a degree.Being a graduate means the demonstrated ability to apply determination and discipline to finish a long or short term goal. The company's assumption is the candidate is organized, well read, and has the ability to research a given problem. Why this assumption? Because a student has to develop these skills in order to finish and receive a passing grade in each class. Okay, but these abilities are shown in high school. This is true; however, being a local university graduate means this person has shown initiative to further their education on their own. These strengths are all key components companies look for in a potential employee. This means the company does not have to guess or train an employee to have these basic skills.