Mind the Gap Year Experience


Mind the Gap Year Experience


Approximately 40,000 students participated in an organized gap year program during 2015, up 22 percent from 2014. Gap year experiences can serve as a structured break from formal education for students to increase self-awareness, challenge comfort zones, and experiment with possible careers. Join the presenters on a guided exploration of the growing gap year phenomenon, the makeup of gap year students, types of gap year experiences, career readiness competencies developed during a gap year, and best practices for advising a student returning from or considering a gap year.


Kristy Lamb, PhD, Associate Director, Preprofessional Advising, NYU College of Arts & Science
William Murphy, Career Adviser, St. John’s University – New York

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