If you are ready to graduate high school soon, you may be experiencing all sorts of feelings, everything from excitement to a bit of fear. You will soon be entering “the real world” and it can be an uncertain place, filled with all sorts of new choices. Here are a few things you can do to make the transition a bit more manageable, and perhaps even fun.
Make a decision about what you want to do after graduation. There are many options including jobs, the armed forces, college and others. Determine exactly what you want to do.
If you do decide to go to college and obtain a bachelor degree, you should start preparing for this transition before graduation. You should be submitting applications to the schools you want to attend.
If you have chosen a path that leads you to the armed forces, speak to your local recruiter. Get as much information as you can about the military branch you want to join. Make sure you get complete answers to all of your questions, so you know just what to expect.
If you have decided to enter the job market, you may want to explore several options. To expand your horizons, consider contacting a job counselor who can provide you with more information and requirements for jobs that sound appealing to you.
There are other options such as volunteering and the Peace Corps for your life after high school. These opportunities can provide experiences that will be valuable in the future if you want to enter the work force or go to college.