Category: Careers

Tips for Pre-Law Majors

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Is your homeschooler hoping to become a lawyer? If so, here are a few things you may wish to consider as you plan high school and look toward pre-law and law school. Skills More Crucial Than Major Law school doesn’t require a particular major or set of prerequisite courses. Rather, aspiring attorneys should focus on …

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Pre-Med Major? What Your Homeschooler Should Expect

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Pre-Med is a popular plan of study for students entering college. Medical careers are considered “recession proof” so that’s part of the appeal. Students are also drawn to the opportunity to be well compensated in a career where they can help people. Medical school admissions are increasingly competitive. Among the top 10 ranked medical schools …

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Internship Success Tips

Internships are a fantastic way for students to explore career interests and gain work experience. Research finds that employers are more interested in hiring graduates who have interned. Many homeschoolers begin exploring careers through internships during the high school years.  Major-related internships are also available to college students. Students may find their internships through family …

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Career Planning Tips for College Students

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With an economic recession and rising college costs, students are realizing it makes sense to begin career planning early in their college education. Waiting until senior year to explore careers leaves little time and flexibility for making changes in the major course of study. Students who begin to research careers early in college will be …

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Tips for College Engineering Majors

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Is your homeschooler planning to major in engineering? If so, here are a few things you may wish to consider as you plan high school and look toward college admissions. Engineering is an Intense Major Students who plan to major in engineering should enter college prepared to really focus and succeed. Even students who are …

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Planning for College Majors

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Undecided Is Typical: While some teens have a clear and accurate sense of their future career path, most do not. Don’t panic if your homeschooler doesn’t know what they want to study in college. Most colleges begin with general education requirements that will give your student an opportunity to explore different subjects and make decisions about their future career.

Homeschool Business Education

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Is your homeschooler planning to major in business in college? Students interested in business don’t need to wait until college to begin their studies. While homeschooling high school, an interest in business can be incorporated into extracurricular, summer, and academic experiences. Here are a few ways to get started: Start a Business What better way …

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Engineering Major? Is it a Good Fit for your Homeschooler?

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It isn’t surprising so many parents hope their kids will major in engineering. Even during a recession, engineering graduates are in demand. Many engineering grads will have starting salaries of $60,000 or more.  While the job prospects are appealing, students should be aware that engineering is a very tough major and the majority of students …

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Discover Career Interests

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While it is very common and perfectly normal for teenagers to not know what they would like to do for a career, it can be worthwhile to begin career exploration during high school. Learning about careers helps students get to know themselves better and begin to identify a range of choices that will help them …

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Career Exploration for Homeschoolers

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook is a classic place to begin investigating careers and it is available online. This free guide is a great way to get your homeschoolers beginning to consider different careers with a realistic eye. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is easily searchable and for each occupation students will find …

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