It would be impossible to maintain that Harvard is merely a rich man's college, if even the most cursory examination were given to the report of the University Employment Office, recently published by R. A. Derby, who is in charge. During the past year 956 men, or nearly one-quarter of the total enrollment of the University, made application at the Office for remunerative employment of some sort. In all, $136,849.77 was earned during the past year, of which about a half came from positions secured directly through the Office, while the other half was secured through members of the Faculty and in other ways. It is particularly noteworthy that the men engaged in this outside work maintained an average grade of B in their College studies.
The value of this Office cannot be over-estimated, for it brings the advantages of a college education within the reach of many men who are best able to profit by it but who are unable to bear the entire expense that it entails. Perhaps it is almost equally valuable as a branch of the University which, in a practical way, helps men to help themselves. Nor has efficiency been sacrificed in the desire to give a position to every applicant, as is proved by the fact that the number of positions at the disposal of the Office is constantly increasing. As one of the most powerful influences that is helping to make the University representative of every class of man and accessible to that great number who can best profit by a college education, the University Employment Office deserves the greatest commendation and the most hearty support.