Post-Graduate Gap Year

Although sometimes associated only with the year after high school graduation, “gap year” opportunities increasingly provide students with new ways to make the transition from college to the working world. A gap year is a 1- or 2-year program in which college graduates uses skills attained throughout their undergraduate experience to serve and benefit another organization and/or community, while also enhancing their own skill set.

On Sept. 20, 2018, CCEL Program Coordinator Fiona Dwyer-McNulty ’18 led a Post-Graduate Gap Year information session for students and faculty. The meeting encouraged students in all majors to consider pursuing a year-long experience serving a nonprofit or governmental organization after graduation.

Below is the post-graduate gap year resource that Fiona compiled over this past summer. Organized by area of interest, the guide provides students with a key pipeline for identifying opportunities that speak to their interests. Check out the full list of programs and opportunities and begin planning your future.

Post-Graduate Gap Year Resource Guide