A gap period after graduation can give you the chance to travel, volunteer, and get work experience. It can be a time of reflection and learning as you meet new challenges. Plan carefully to make sure you can use your experiences to stand out from the crowd when you are applying for jobs.
Be clear about your reasons for taking time out. Key questions include:
If you need graduate level work experience check out these sources of graduate internships:
These books and others are available on reference in Careers and Placements
- Your gap year, Susan Griffith
- Work your way around the world, Susan Griffith
- Live and work in series - including: France, Italy, Spain, America, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
- Summer jobs worldwide