Take a Year Out
Every year a high percentage of graduates decide to take a break from study or work by taking a year off. For most, this will involve travelling or doing a voluntary/ community project at home or overseas. Engineering graduates should consider the ‘added value’ the experience would give to their CV:
Do you want to increase your team working skills?
Could you volunteer on a project where you could provide expert knowledge?
Do you want to gain practical project skills?
Do you need to improve your communication skills?
The benefits can be significant and include:
Travelling to see more of the world before ‘you settle down’
Having an opportunity to improve the lives of others and gaining new skills as a result.
Doing an environmental or overseas project gaining practical work based skills
Learning a new language
Developing your self confidence and learning more about yourself
For further information visit your university careers office or log on to: www.yearoutgroup.org, or www.gapwork.com.