Planning Your Gap Year Experience

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  • 1. Planning Your Gap Year Experience:Ideas for Resources to Assist You    Your  “Board  of  Advisors”    Career  Center  Website:    http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career    ♦  Short-­‐term  Opportunities  http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career/online-­‐tools-­‐resources#node-­‐1006    ♦  Career  Options  Guides  http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career/online-­‐tools-­‐resources#node-­‐1765    ♦  Career  Center  Calendar  http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career/calendar      Office  of  Health  Professions  Advising  Taking  a  Year  (or  more)  Off:  http://prehealth.duke.edu/applying/when-­‐should-­‐i-­‐apply/delaying-­‐an-­‐application/taking-­‐a-­‐year-­‐off/      Examples  of  websites  to  explore  for  various  options:  Teach:  Teach  for  America  http://www.teachforamerica.org/    Citizen  Schools  http://www.citizenschools.org/    City  Year  http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Home_New_2011/Home_A_2011.aspx      Study:  Post-­‐bac  programs  https://services.aamc.org/postbac/    Scholarships  &  academic  fellowships  http://ousf.duke.edu/post-­‐graduate-­‐scholarships    Pre-­‐graduate  Advising  Office  http://trinity.duke.edu/pregraduate-­‐advising      Work:  DukeList  http://dukelist.duke.edu/search?q=type%3Aopportunity&page=1    Americorps  http://www.americorps.gov/    eRecruiting  http://duke.experience.com/experience/login    Indeed.com  http://www.indeed.com/    SimplyHired.com  http://www.simplyhired.com/    Idealist.org  http://www.idealist.org/info/Careers/EntryPoints/Fellowships/Opportunities      Research:  DukeList  http://dukelist.duke.edu/search?q=type%3Aopportunity&page=1    NIH  Postbaccalaureate  IRTA  https://www.training.nih.gov/trainees/postbacs    Post-­‐bac  Research  Assistant/Coordinator  Positions  http://psychology.cua.edu/undergrad/after-­‐graduation.cfm    Listservs,  e.g.  biomajors,  DURS,  etc.      Fellowships:    Working  fellowships  http://ousf.duke.edu/post-­‐graduate-­‐scholarships  Categories  include:  biomedical,  computer  science  &  technology,  health  &  medical,  leadership  &  business,  and  many  more;  also  sort  using  ‘tags”        
  • 2. Intern:  CDC  Office  of  Minority  Health  and  Health  Equity  http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/internships.html      International:  Work/study/teach  abroad  GoinGlobal  http://online.goinglobal.com/    Teach  for  China  http://www.tfchina.org/    Idealist.org  http://www.idealist.org/          “Sky’s  the  Limit:”  Designing  your  own  experience/funding      Resources  from  other  institutions:  Year(s)  of  Service/Gap  Year  Programs  at  UPenn  http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/undergrad/servicegapyearprograms.html    Gap  Year  Options  at  UMich  http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/volunteering-­‐employment-­‐and-­‐gap-­‐year-­‐resources#Gap%20Year%20Options    Finding  a  Postgraduate  Clinical  Research  Assistant  Position  at  Harvard  http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/careers/medicine/research.htm