With college graduations happening and high school graduation in the near future, our new graduates have a lot to think about. This is an exciting by scary time in their lives. Many students have their next steps planned out, but others may not. There is so much to consider after graduation.
For those graduating high school many are deciding whether they will be commuting to college or staying on campus. For several reasons both parents and students may decide that commuting to college makes better financial sense. With the continued rise in college tuition, the added expense to living on campus may not be in reach for many families. Students headed to college in the fall will want to consider a few options this summer. A part-time job to earn extra money can help to offset book costs at the beginning of the school year. Another option for students is to consider a internship working in the field you will be studying at school. This will give hands on experience in your field, giving you a jump start on learning your chosen field of study.
College graduates have similar decisions to make after graduation. Now they need to consider where they too will be living. If they were living on campus during school, now they must consider looking for an apartment. This can be a daunting task for a young graduate, as they may have only held a part-time job during college. Consider sharing the expenses with a few friends for a couple years. One thing is sure, parents should consider getting renters insurance for their students new apartment to make sure they and their belongings are covered.
Other college graduates may decide to continue their education and move on to graduate school. Finding an internship in the area of your college during the summer can also help with improving your graduate studies in the future.
Both high school and college graduates have a lot to consider, but you should take some time for yourself as well. Be proud of the accomplishments your have made thus far. Don’t obsess over all the details just yet. Give yourself a some downtime this summer and enjoy life. Consider teaching yourself some new skills over the summer, read for pleasure or just try a new hobby. There is no script to life. Live your life and enjoy it.
Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance want to wish all the best to all the new graduates this year. Congratulations on a job well done.
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