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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”
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