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Unconventional options after graduation

Unconventional options after graduation

By Anna Bongardino, Digital Manager

April 17, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. We’ve all heard the dreaded, anxiety-inducing question. It’s the favorite conversation topic of every well-meaning family member you have, at every family gathering in the year or two before you graduate from college.  ...

Take a gap year before grad school

Take a gap year before grad school

By Rachel Boward, For The Pitt News

September 12, 2018

Taking a gap year after graduation provides a break for students who’ve spent their lives in academia. It also allows students to discover a purpose outside of education and pursue job opportunities.

Going through the gap: taking time off before college

Senior fiction writing major Dave Loughlin spent four years in the military after graduating high school. (Photo courtesy of Dave Loughlin)

By Anna Borgandino | Senior Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

After realizing she waited too long to apply for a visa that would be ready in time for her first semester at Pitt, Iolanda Neto had a decision to make. She could either apply for entry in the spring 2015 semester — like her mother urged her to do — or take a gap year.a “I didn’t have a pressing urge to take a...

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