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When I was homeschooling, I found it interesting (and often reassuring) to hear what homeschoolers were doing post-graduation. It was a diverse group. Some entered the workforce, apprenticed or learned a trade, enlisted in the military, went on a mission, married and began a family, attended college, or .... I would be delighted if you were to share about your homeschool graduate. Please answer any or all of the following questions. (If you have multiple graduates, you might wish to make a separate post for each child.) -- What led you to homeschool? -- How was your child homeschooled in the high school years? (Did you use WTM as a guide? Did your child take out of the home, online classes, or college classes?) -- What did your child do after graduating? What is your child doing now? I know that some of our adult children have died doing military service, from illness or accident, or from other causes. If you are willing, please remember them here. Regards, Kareni
I've been thinking about this more after advising a young man in finding his first 'real' job since graduating over a year ago. He graduated from a well known state school with a liberal arts degree and could not find a job. The harsh reality of the job market sent him into a tail spin both psychologically and emotionally. Fortunately, he has started to climb out now after going back to school and getting some vocational training in IT. While the economy has recovered quite a bit since the great recession, there are still quite a few underemployed and underpaid millennial college grads. One statistic I found stated 39% of graduates from 2014-2015 earned $25,000 or less. That's a harsh wake up call as their welcome into the real world of the post college workforce. This is especially difficult when compounded with college debt. "Hereâ€™s the strange part: The National average starting salary is about $50,000 When you view the statistics by major, the average starting salary for EVERY major is above $25,000 So hereâ€™s my new question: how can 40% of graduates be making less than $25,000? Leave a comment with your theory!" -- https://medium.com/@TheTonyFerrar/why-are-so-many-college-graduates-underemployed-and-underpaid-d203260b078f