In this activity, students work in groups to practice exercising a cost-benefit analysis with a real world connection to their futures: how to optimize their decision-making about what to do the year after college.
The activity has hyperlinks to several of the options (including getting an internship, volunteering, going to graduate school, or traveling the globe), and has groups decide the best decision to help improve their potential to be an engaged, proactive community member and future policy-maker. It can be completed digitally after posting it in Google Classroom, or it can be printed out for students to write on by hand.
My students of AP Microeconomics love real-world activities that are done collaboratively, and allow each group to come up with different answers that they can defend their answers in front of each other. It's a great way to start the semester thinking like an economist! It's especially great for seniors who are thinking more about their futures!