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.

 

Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship Deadline: Friday Jan 21, 4pm

For Yale College Students and Yale Graduate Students not in their final year of study, the Yale’s President’s Public Service Fellowship is open for applications and will close on Friday, January 21st at 4pm EST.
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Administrative Assistant for Direct Primary Care Medical Practice (HIV Prevention & Treatment and Gay Men’s Health) in Greenwich Village, NYC

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for welcoming and providing incredible customer service to our patients, taking charge of extremely detailed and confidential administrative tasks, and assisting the doctor with the multifaceted challenges of the healthcare industry.

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Postgraduate Associate Position at the Yale Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator (Wilson/Moledina)

A postgraduate research position is available for 1-2 years in the Department of Internal Medicine within the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator starting Summer 2022 with Drs. Wilson/Moledina. The lab has several ongoing clinical research studies focusing on developing novel …

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Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Women’s Mental Health Clinical Research Coordinator Position Announcement

Program Description:

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. …

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Clinical Research Coordinator – Boston Shoulder Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Position: Clinical Research Coordinator – Boston Shoulder Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Location: Boston, MA

Position Type: Full-time, one-year appointment

Boston Shoulder Institute:

The mission of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to provide regional, national, and international leadership in the …

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Jobs for Global Professionals NGO’s, Think Tanks, Government, Private Sector

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Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates after graduation. This interactive tool allows users to search these outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for the more detailed reports.

Helpful Tips on using the Interactive Tool:

  • There is no Enter or Submit Button  Results will appear automatically with your selections
  • Choose ‘All Years’ or ‘All Majors’- For results across years and majors or check one for more granular results.
    • Default results will show the most recent Class Year.
    • Uncheck selected major(s) to reset your search.
    • To ensure student confidentiality, results are only reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this public tool.
    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology and Healthcare

 

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First Destination

First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

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