|By Princesswannabe (Princesswannabe) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit|
So I'm an international student here in hong kong and was thinking of pursuing my higher education in the US. I had preliminary interviews with some representatives from various universities at some educational fairs and all said I would be a very good candidate. So everything was prepared right away!
But then, just by the time I was about to send my applications to proceed further, my family's financial situation would not let me successfully go. So I'm considering taking a gap year. Well, everything is not decided yet. There are still some uncertainties, like I might be able to attend the spring semester or something. Anyway, I would just like to know if it'd be a good idea to take a gap year before heading to college. (I got someone offering me working at their company as a secretary/ in the telemarketing department. This industry is prestigious, especially this company, and was once my dream field. And I am sure of my getting an excellent resume after engaging in that company.)
What do you people think? So is it a good idea? And what points should I pay attention to? Like my applications after my gap year or sth?
Many thanks in advance to you people out there dropping me some notes.
|By Ocliberal (Ocliberal) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 08:38 pm: Edit|
I think a gap year is a great thing for making you appreciate you education. I did it and was so happy to be back in school when I got there. It seems to me it would make a great essay topic, as well, how your family's situation changed and you needed to help out. Just don't lose your focus because you're making a little money! Good luck.
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