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Gap Year Ideas
Posted by: Sciencebook Squad
Sometimes heading straight into a university or TAFE course isn't necessarily the best idea. Many university courses are rigid in structure - you have to take a specific number of units that only relate to the course you have chosen. But, many school leavers are 18; how do they know with 100% accuracy that the course they have chosen is a perfect fit? Perhaps they chose Commerce, but they also enjoyed studying History in high school. University is a massive step up, so it may not be possible to take electives. Here are some tips to help you navigate your gap year a little easier:
1. Take a look at MOOCs - they are online courses delivered by some of the best universities (MIT, Caltech, etc.). Pick a few different courses (at a beginner level) and try them out - you might discover a new subject you want to study!
2. Get a job - Part-time basis at the least. You'll either enjoy the workforce or absolutely hate it, in which case you'll appreciate tertiary study more!
3. Take a break - Year 12 is a tumultuous year! We all need a little rest, just don't get a little too carried away.
4. Talk to us - everyone is different and we are happy to listen or make suggestions!
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