What’s in store for the class of 2013: Marriage, jobs or unemployment?
By Jesse Herriott, M.A.
A recent statistic from the U.S. Department of Education’s blog suggests that about 78 percent of 4 million freshmen graduated in 2010. Statistics from the current 2013 graduating class is still being processed but looks to be just as promising. So, a big Congratulations is in order for all of the recent graduates all over the country. Yet, a question that I think many of those graduates as well as previous graduates have is-well…”what’s next?” It is true that some will go off to college, and some will embrace a combination of college as well as the workforce. But what about this next phase of life?
What do they do about relationships, pairing up, finding a career, being financially responsible….or perhaps having children, and when is “the right time” to start talking about that stuff? Does it just magically come together, or is there some sort of conscious effort that goes into it?