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camila Jul 22 70 views

Gap years?

Why, do people reccomend not taking gap years after high school?

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Drea Jul 02 145 views

Should I take a gap year ?

Should I take a gap year if so why or why not? I will graduate with two years college credit due to dual enrollment and I know that it will be difficult or tiring so by no means would I be behind because I’d be two years ahead

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Anya Jun 02 122 views

What are the benefits of taking a gap year instead of going straight to college?

Because taking a gap year is one of the options for when after students graduate high school, I want to know the benefits of taking one.

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Zoe Apr 11 132 views

How hard is it to get into a college after taking a gap year?

I want to go to a good school but I'm not prepared (mentally or financially) to go this year. I want to go into journalism/communications if that helps :)

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CareerVillage Office Hours Feb 16 180 views

What are the different ways you could spend a gap year after getting your Bachelor's Degree?

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raina Jan 30 163 views

Would you suggest taking a gap year?

I've heard people saying that taking a gap year helped them figure out what they wanted to pursue, since they had more time to find more about themselves, but other people said that it just burned them out. Any suggestions?

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Alexis Dec 29, 2022 329 views

What is some advice for someone taking a gap year and then going to school for their master's?

been in college for 5 years and I want to take a break to go into a masters program.

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Jeanne Oct 02, 2022 332 views

When is the best time to start school, I took a gap year since pandemic and I haven't started yet. I have zero idea what to do.

I am a STEM graduate and I took a gap year since 2021. I want to go to an art school but there is no one nearby. I have no job and I want to further my learning but I am stuck.

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Danielle Apr 08, 2022 299 views

Should I do a CS bootcamp during my freshman year of college or take a gap year after high school to do it?

I tend to be comfortable handling heavy work loads but at the same time I don't want to get too stressed out. But I have gotten advice from someone that works in IT that did a bootcamp while in college, they've encouraged me to do the same and that there's no need to take a gap year for it. I...

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Riley Mar 17, 2021 418 views

What do you make in a year?

i am still in highschool #career-choice #career-path #gap-year #career-paths #business #career-choice #career-paths #career-path #gap-year #career-choice #business #career-path #career-paths #gap-year

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Kurt Nov 21, 2020 1050 views

How difficult will it be to accumulate hours, without a gap year for PA school?

I am a high school senior planning to be a physician assistant. I have been reading that the majority of PAs take a gap year or two to work enough hours for a competitive to PA school. I have also read that some worked their hours in their four years of undergrad. Initially, I was planning to...

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Cindy Nov 13, 2020 466 views

What's the best way to network with professionals you don't know?

I am a gap year student, going to college next year #GivingisCaring #student #gap-year #internships

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Alex Aug 22, 2020 667 views

Recommendations for making the most of gap year(s) before grad school?

I plan on obtaining my master's in counseling within the next few years, but I'd like to take a gap between undergrad and grad. What advice do you have for making the most of these gap years? I'd love to use this time to gain relevant experience, but it seems like entry-level positions that are...

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Chris Aug 02, 2020 510 views

Advice/tips for gap year students?

Hey, I'm an incoming freshman electing to take a gap year due to various concerns. Just curious if there's anything people would recommend -- not only prepare for a successful college career but also as a person in the long run. I'm currently interning in the curitorial department at a museum...

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Olivia Aug 29, 2018 387 views

Are there negative repurcussions for your career if you take a gap year?

Are there any long term negative consequences from delaying college for a year after graduation? #gap-year

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Madison Aug 25, 2018 461 views

What are the benefits of taking a gap year?

#college #gap-year

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kadi Aug 12, 2018 551 views

are you setting yourself back if you take a gap year from college?


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Leonila Apr 12, 2018 738 views

Can I apply to dental school and hygiene school at the same time?

I have been put on a wait list to dental schools. I am going to reapply again but I am keeping my options open just in case dental school will not accept me again. I am also going to apply at a hygiene school. ( Note I have all the requirements I needed for dental my scores were not that bad....

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Rachel Mar 16, 2018 591 views

Are gap years ok to take before med school?

My goal is to go to medical school and become a physician. However, I feel that if I have a little more time, I can get more clinical experience and be a more competitive applicant. Are gap years looked down upon by medical schools?
#medicine #gap-year

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Cortney Jan 16, 2018 620 views

Is it more logical to go to college first or workforce?

#college #workforce #after-graduation #gap-year

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Haddy Jan 16, 2018 715 views

How do you take a GAP year?

#gap-year #college #graduation #college-prep #life-transitions

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Julia Jan 16, 2018 530 views

If I take a Gap Year before college, is it better to apply & accept to a college but delay my start date?

If I take a Gap Year, I've heard that I can still apply to college and accept but tell them I'm going to delay my start once I'm accepted. Is this the best way to go.

#gap-year #college #college-prep #college-admissions

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Julia Jan 16, 2018 587 views

Is taking a Gap Year a good idea?

I hear pros and cons to taking a Gap Year. I'm not 100% sure on which major I want to take in college and thought it best to give myself time to find out what I like.

#gap-year #college #college-prep #college-major #life-transitions

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Tess Jan 14, 2018 588 views

How do I know if going to college immediately after high school is the right choice for me?

I attend Lexington High School which is very academically stressful and competitive. I was one of the many students that pushed myself throughout my four years there and now it seems as though it is expected of me to continue doing so in college right away but I am afraid of becoming burnt out...

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Sarah Sep 01, 2017 642 views

How can you know if it's the right decision to take a gap year before college?

I have been considering taking a gap year before I start college, however, at the same time I feel ready to begin college life. I researched and talk to others but didn't really receive any great advice. How can you make this decision? #travel #maturity #hardchoice #college #college-advice...

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elissa Oct 31, 2016 1079 views

Gap Years: Are they worth the hype?

The New York Times discussed Malia Obama's contribution to a 'growing and expensive' gap year trend. Is a gap year a good decision for students who want to learn what life has to offer or is it just a waste of time? Taking into account that a student would do some type of volunteering or...

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Danica May 26, 2016 951 views

Post College Plans

In three years I will have a bachelors degree and I am interested in pursuing a Masters at graduate school. Many people are advising me to take a year or more off in between. However, I am worried that if I do so I will not have the drive to go back to school. I would like to see Europe and...

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Shelly May 19, 2016 1203 views

How does an individual go about taking a gap year before an Ivy League law school?

How does an individual go about taking a gap year before an Ivy League law school? Do you wait until the end of senior year then apply? Or wait until the gap year has finished? #law #law-school #ivy-league #gap-year

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Mary May 15, 2016 1284 views

If I am unsure of which job field I'm going into, how do I know whether I should go to college? Should I take a gap year?

I am very much considering taking a gap year, however some people around me seem to discourage it. I know I do not want to go into college if I go into a field where it is unnecessary, such as filming, which I am considering. Any suggestions? #college #career #career-choice #careers #gap-year...

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Taleya May 05, 2016 880 views

If I take a year off of school, How will it effect my chances of getting into a college or university.

Most adults look down on taking "leap years" but I believe that it may be a good idea for some people. #gap-year