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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.

Postgraduate Position – Yale Center for Engineering and Systems Immunology/Department of Dermatology

Department and School: Immunobiology/Dermatology Departments at Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Dates: 7/1/2024-6/30/2024

Email: Andrew.d.johnston@yale.edu

This is a full time paid 12 month (7/1/2024-6/30/2024) position, with possibility of one-year renewal, to work in the laboratory of Dr John Tsang, …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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Post-Grad Clinical Research at Weill Cornell Medicine

Title: Data Control Assistant Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: IBD Clinical Research Exemption Status: Non-Exempt Salary Range: $24.95 – $28.79

*As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 – Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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BWH Clinical Research Coordinator: Amputation Research Program

Our CRC will conduct clinical research on a cutting-edge surgical procedure developed by Dr Matt Carty of Brigham and Women’s and Dr Hugh Herr of MIT. This position would be a great fit for a recent or upcoming college graduate …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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