What productive things can Millennials do after high school graduation?
The Summer is almost over, the High School Grad Class of 2017 is nearing an important decision again. That decision is or should I say question, “What do I do next?”
Not many Millenials are equipped with the correct resources or even support after their High School graduation. To Millenials, graduation means getting freedom from exams, projects and teachers. So how do you stay productive and keep the flow going? There are a lot of productive things that you can do before you start your college life.
1. Cultivate Your Skills
Is there anything that you are passionate about? Maybe you love making handicrafts or painting. Give yourself time to improve your skills. You can attend workshops or internship programs. Use the time before starting your college program to do what you love and discover new opportunities.
2. Work and Save Up
Well, you know how expensive going to college is. Aside from the daily living costs to think about, you also need to pay off the debts you have accumulated after finishing your studies. You can work to save up money for school. These days everything is at your fingertips(Phone) and job searching is made easier. Look for jobs online and ask around to see if any retail shops are hiring. You can also ask your neighbors if they need a tutor or babysitter or just place an ad on online classifieds. These jobs will not only help you earn money, but also gain personal connections that you will benefit from in the future. Take advantage of paid internships that provide openings for students who want to earn money and learn something new. Saving money will not only better prepare you for college but also teach you the fundamental values of financial responsibility.
Now that you are free from class work and other school activities, it can be a good time to travel around and see what the world has to offer. You can do volunteer work. Being a volunteer will not only allow you to travel but also help other people and put your social and communication skills to use.
4. Do Charity Work
If you’ve always wanted to do something for other people, you can do charity work. Look for NGOs(non-governmental organization) and other organizations that are supporting a cause and conducting activities in the areas you are concerned about. Supporting that cause and being with professionals who are working directly in the field you’re interested in can help you decide what you want to do in the future. Perhaps you want to be a member of a group that aims to protect the environment. Maybe you want to help out-of-school youths find better opportunities for them. This is a good time to get more involved in your community.
Another productive activity that Millennials can do after high school graduation is starting something. For instance, you can look for groups that are willing to invest in your idea and support you financially. With the panel’s support, you will have the mentorship and financial backup needed to succeed. The social and fiscal capital provided by the team can help you develop yourself and your ideas. Starting a business is not that easy but it will show you where you fit in the world with no filters.
The period after your high school graduation is one of the best times to pursue your other interests. You will not only learn more about yourself and your relationships with others, but you will also develop your skills and discover how to handle people better and the challenges that may come your way. The only way to make things happen with success is to put the work in and not waste your time worrying about what people have and what they might think of you or what you’re doing.
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