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.