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Parents of the HS Class of 2011 - We're awesome!

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Replies to: Parents of the HS Class of 2011 - We're awesome!

  • shawbridgeshawbridge Registered User Posts: 5,446 Senior Member
    ShawD left her first job (which was 1 3/4 hrs from Boston) after a year and has taken a new job in the Boston area. The job market in Boston is much more competitive for nurse practitioners, so the job itself is not as good, but her compensation package is up about 20%. She moved to try out living in close quarters with her BF as they hope, in 1.5 years, to volunteer for six months in someplace like Laos or Rwanda. She would work as an NP and help provide care or supervise. He is a start programmer at a tech company. Not clear what he'd do there. After the volunteer stint, they would move to the Bay Area as he thinks this will be better for him. She's game as her brother is there (an a bunch of friends who work at places like Facebook and Google), and we're there a few months a year as well.
  • AvonHSDadAvonHSDad Registered User Posts: 1,535 Senior Member
    @shawbridge - best of luck to your D in her new job. I'm sure there will be some kind of tech/IT work that D's BF will be able to perform as a volunteer when they go overseas.
  • shawbridgeshawbridge Registered User Posts: 5,446 Senior Member
    edited February 26
    Congratulations, @bajamm.
  • amandakayakamandakayak Registered User Posts: 2,400 Senior Member
    Congratulations @bajamm!
  • arisamparisamp Registered User Posts: 1,307 Senior Member
    Congratulations @bajamm and @shawbridge ! Nice to hear updates about the 2011 kids! My D is also in her second year of medical school - going to start rotations in May. Currently preparing for her step 1 exams.
  • bajammbajamm Registered User Posts: 1,255 Senior Member
    @arisamp My D doesn't take her step 1's until early next year and she has already started rotations. I think it is interesting how different schools do it while still teaching the same basic curriculum.
  • AvonHSDadAvonHSDad Registered User Posts: 1,535 Senior Member
    S completed law school and he graduated a couple of weeks ago with both his JD and an LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship. Following a short post graduation break and trip, he and his GF will be back in his campus apartment for the next 7 weeks studying their bar prep materials for the bar exam in late July. Following the exam he will be traveling with his GF through mid-October when they both return to begin work as an Associates with their law firm from last summer's program in Silicon Valley.

    Our D, who received her B.S. this past May, will be home for the summer before she starts her OTD (Occupational Therapy Doctorate) program at the Washington University Medical School in St Louis this coming August.

    Needless to say, we had a very busy May with two graduations, a move home and a short trip.
  • bajammbajamm Registered User Posts: 1,255 Senior Member
    @AvonHSDad I hope the bar exam goes well for your S and his gf!

    You can now breathe for a minute after your whirlwind May!
  • emilybeeemilybee Registered User Posts: 12,769 Senior Member
    S is extremely happy at the tech start up he started working for in Jan ‘17. Has had several promotions and now his company will be fully paying for him and the two other members of his team for MBA Certificate program at Northeastern. Those credits can be used towards MBA program if he ever decides to get his MBA.

    @bajamm, congrats on your D’s engagement and @AvonHSDad, congrats on your son’s graduation from law school.
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