Graduation Time - What's Next?


Graduation Time - What's Next?

Since the age of five, children have gone to school to learn about various academic disciplines. Children learned to read, write and began to examine various areas of education such as Science, Math, English and much more. During that time, they also made new friends and participated in extracurricular activities such as sports, participating in band, chorus, debate club, theater and many more. All of these activities and classes were meant to prepare our children for the next steps in their lives.

However, once children graduate from high school they are faced with many choices about the career path that they are looking to follow. For many students, they need to take time to consider their options and decide what to do. Many of these students decide to enter the work force to make some money and often will enter college at a later date once they decide on the course of students. For many others, they look to enter the military. Many students find the military to be a good place to go and once they are out decide to continue their education. And, a large percentage of high school graduates will continue either education through either a technical, two-year or four-year college.

Regardless of the path they select, it is important for all students to have an idea of the career path that they wish to take. Whether they chose to follow the steps of a family business or wish to be a doctor, it is imperative that they consider the paths they take. To help determine that path, here is some information on the questions that high school graduates will need to answer.

  • What to Do After High School - Article which provides several alternatives for life after high school.

  • High School Senior Choices - Helpful article which outlines some of the career choices that seniors can make.

  • Going to College or Not - Washington Post article which explains why everyone should not go to college.

  • Jobs for Graduates - Helpful article which provides information on some of the fastest growing job areas for high school graduates.

  • Jobs and Degrees - Article on the number of jobs that can be held without a college degree.

  • Graduation Facts - Information on high school graduates and whether they need to go to college.

  • College and Work of Graduates - Bureau of Labor Statistics release show the work and college statistics of recent high school graduates.

  • Job Search Information - Article which provides information on twenty jobs that you can get with only a high school diploma.

  • Grad Tips - Useful article which provides high school grads with tips on getting a job.

  • Military Enlistment Standards - Information on the minimum standards that people need to meet for the military.

  • Graduation Rates and Trends - Government information on the graduation rates and career trends of students.

  • Gap Year Before College - Useful article asking whether students should take a year off before going to college.

  • College Alternatives - Web page which provides graduates with information on alternatives to college.

  • College, Jobs or Military (PDF) - Helpful article which looks at the pros and cons of various post high school graduation routes.

  • College Search Information - Useful web page which leads students in the search for the right college.

  • College Search - Helpful site for graduates in finding information about potential colleges.

  • College Search Websites - Resourceful site with links and information on ten college search websites.

  • College Majors - Portal of information about colleges and finding a major for students.

  • Exploring Majors - Information on a wide variety of major programs that are available to students.

  • College Search Guide - Web page which helps high school graduates through the process of finding a college.

  • College Toolkit - Useful page which is a source of information on planning for college.

  • College Data - Helpful site which is a place where information is available on a number of college programs.

  • Career Tips - Useful site which contains a number of helpful hints and tips to determine your career.

  • Career Planning Steps - Information on the steps people should take to begin the career planning process.

  • Career Planning - Web page which can be used by students looking for career guidance.

  • How to Choose a Career - Article which gives information and help in selecting a career that is right for you.

  • Choose a Career - Resourceful site for students looking to establish a career.

  • Career Information - Resource page with information on how to select a career.

  • Careers - Information and collection of resources of how to decide on a career.

  • Resources for Job Seekers - Labor Department information on how to find the career or job for you.