Help me make a year off worthwhile
September 12, 2010 3:47 PM Subscribe
What to do in a year-off between college and grad school?
posted by tessalations999 to education (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My brother is a incredibly smart history major/ philosophy minor. He has near perfect grades at a great school, and is graduating this spring. He wants to go to grad school but is trying to decide between a few different options, and doesn't want to rush into a grad program until he is more certain of the path he wants to take. His potential interests are: Divinity school for potential ministry in the Unitarian church (the 3-year program at Harvard is his top choice) or a PHD in philosophy/ religion. He doesn't have much work/ hands on experience. What can he do with his year off that will:
-Help him get insight/ experience/ perspective on what he wants to do with his future
-Help (or at least not hurt) his grad school application?
Programs, internships, jobs, opportunities, plans, other ideas, etc.? (He is not interested in Teach for America-but wants to know about other non-teaching 1 year programs)
Thank you so much!