At home, abroad, working, interning?  Wherever you are this summer, contact OCS or make an appointment for a virtual advising session. We are available all summer! 

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.

Postdoctoral Associate positions in the Digital Ethics Center (DEC), Yale University

Under the direction and supervision of Prof. Luciano Florido, the Digital Ethics Center (DEC) at Yale University seeks to appoint full-time Postdoctoral Associates to join this multidisciplinary center. The Postdoctoral Associates will be responsible for developing research projects and studies, …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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Medical Assistant Position; Benefits included; Ear, Nose and Throat Center – Stamford, CT

Full time medical assistant position available at the Ear, Nose and Throat Center, a busy but friendly physician’s office in Stamford, CT. Duties range from obtaining medical histories, and educating patients, to assisting with in office procedures. Medical assistants are …

By Stephanie DelVento
Stephanie DelVento Senior Administrative Assistant, Health Professions Advising/STEM Connect
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Forage’s Virtual Experiences: Great Resume Builder!

Forage offers free, very-short virtual work experiences, which are online programs designed and delivered 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. Forage experiences …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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