6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads Forgoing College
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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As high school graduation nears, teens are scrambling to finalize their post-secondary school plans. Although college seems like their safest bet, a good portion of these high school grads are opting for a different option–whether that’s sparked by their family’s financial situation, self-exploration or a desire to enter the workforce early. See these 6 opportunities for success outside of the classroom.– Janel Martinez
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Janel Martinez

With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for BlackEnterprise.com. She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina, Latina.com, Honeymag.com, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.

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