Gap Year & Short-Term Opportunities

The gap year refers to a period of time, usually one or two years after graduation, when students take a break from education to work or volunteer before continuing with graduate/professional school or starting a longer-term job. These short-term experiences help students explore career paths and gain experience. In some cases, these experiences will turn into longer-term.

  • Think about your motivation: Why do you want to take a gap year or two? Have you thoroughly thought about how this might fit with your future goals?
  • Define your goals: Are you interested in expanding your resume, living independently, clarifying your interests, or experiencing a different culture?
  • Research: What are your options?
  • Plan ahead: Planning ahead is useful in order to avoid missing deadlines for applications or fellowships. Give yourself ample time to update any international travel documents you may need, save money, or book trips in advance.

 

Forage’s Virtual Work Experiences

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Forage offers virtual work experiences, which are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. Each virtual work experience contains a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. They are 5-6 hours …

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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

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by Derek Loosvelt | May 04, 2021

“Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. …

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Remote Summer Internship: All the Way Up Adult Education Center

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Remote summer internship position available at All the Way Up Adult Education Center in NJ (directed by a Yale School of Music alum)! Students interested in the position can email cjennings@allthewayupnj.org with their resume.

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NPR Life Kit: How To Get A Job After College

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September 6, 2019

By Elissa Nadworny

What are you going to do after you graduate? Yes, we know, it’s the worst question.

Even the less-specific questions — what are your strengths? What are your passions? — can be daunting.

But finding a …

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4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium

4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium

We invite you to the 4th Annual Postdoc Symposium to be held ONLINE on Tuesday, June 15th, and on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. The symposium welcomes Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists (ARS) from all departments and fields of research to …

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