Why it’s Okay to Take a Gap Year

We are made to believe there is a set timeline we should follow on the path to finding a career. It is the “norm” for high-schoolers to go directly into college and then immediately into graduate school or the workforce. This leaves those of us who take breaks or side roads on the path to…

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How a Leave of Absence can Help you

Note: While taking a leave of absence may seem like a step backward, guest blogger Ayanna shares how taking time off from Temple University helped her re-evaluate her degree and future career. If you have any questions or comments for Ayanna, please leave them below!

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Comparing College Career Paths

Despite my younger sister being two years behind me in high school, we’ll be graduating from college at the same time. Have I spent an extra two years pursuing my Bachelor’s? Luckily, not quite. Before enrolling at college, I took a year-long gap year off from school. My sister, on the other hand, immediately started college when she graduated…

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Cons of Taking a Gap Year

Whether you decide to take a gap year straight out of high school or before transferring to another college/university, I think that there are a numerous amount of pros to note when considering a gap year. Therefore, sometimes the cons can be overlooked because of how badly you’d like to take a gap year.

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What You Need To Do During Your Gap Year

Whether you’re considering taking a gap year, or you’ve already decided to take one, finding something productive to do with your time can be a difficult, yet fun, task. A gap year is the perfect time to test careers and explore your interests. Gap year: A one-year hiatus from academic studies to allow for nonacademic…

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5 Reasons To Take A Gap Year

I filled out college applications during my senior year of high school like everyone else. We were expected to enroll at a college the following fall, and I planned to do just that. It never occurred to me that there might be another option. However, due to health reasons, I found myself taking a “gap…

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