Is it better to take time off right out of college?
What are your thoughts on this? A lot of people have asked me if I am going to take a gap year or go backpacking for a few months. I'd like to know if there is a way to make this travel experience relevant to PR and maybe find a way to use it as a work experience type of thing. Thoughts? PR Traveling gapyear graduating
I'd like to hear from someone who took time off and what they feel they gained from it.
It may also be helpful to hear from someone who didn't and why they think that is the best choice.
Also, if someone could provide ideas for how to make traveling a work experience type of thing, that would be helpful as well.
Great question Lauren! In my experience, if you can take time off right after college you should definitely do it! I took the summer after graduation off and I was able to travel to Europe for 5 weeks and spend time with my family before starting my job. By taking time off, I was able to recharge and reconnect with friends I did not have the opportunity to see very often while I was in college. Another point to consider is whether or not you plan to go back to school later. I studied for the graduate school entrance exams (GRE and GMAT) so that I could take them and get them out of the way. I am very thankful that I did this because once I started my job, my schedule became really crazy and I had minimal control over my schedule.
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