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Is Taking a Gap Year the Right Decision for You?

By April 29, 2012

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Taking a Gap Year after college has been considered by many students as the right thing to do especially if they have not settled into a specific career path and  have not landed a job right after college.

A Gap Year can afford new graduates with additional time to reflect on what career they'd like to pursue for the future.  Taking a Gap Year doesn't necessarily mean that you will be doing nothing.  Many students decide to use this year to travel or to gain some additional experience by doing an internship or volunteer experience that will expose them to new career fields and areas of personal and professional interests.

If you have not yet decided what you want to do after college, a Gap Year may afford new opportunities you had not previously considered.  Using the Gap Year as a year of personal growth and reflection along with experiences that can be added to your resume may make this choice a preferable one upon graduation.

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