Gap/Bridge Year(s)

The Pre-Professional Office and Life Design Lab (formerly Career Center) can assist students in finding ways to use the gap/bridge year productively, whether it be through employment opportunities, additional courses, volunteer work, graduate degree study, or research. This page reviews many great websites and resources to help you research and pursue meaningful gap/bridge year experiences. The focus on this page is on not post-baccalaureate or masters degree programs to enhance undergraduate academics. Rather, the focus here is on securing research, other employment, and volunteer/service opportunities.

Selected Overview Resources

Selected Volunteer Organizations

Selected Research Opportunities

Finally, if you were work full-time job in public service, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Go to this site to learn more about, (a) What is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program?, (b) What must I do to have any remaining balances on my Direct Loans forgiven under the PSLF program?, and (c) What loans are eligible for forgiveness?