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How to restart your education after a gap

How to restart your education after a gap

Restarting your education or career is not a very difficult task but it requires lots of patience and courage to do so. It might be frustrating to be ignored by the college and being rejected by many institutes because of having a gap year but trust me, once you start working hard and moving towards your goal there’s nothing that can stop you from reaching new heights of your career. One must remember that taking a gap year is not the end of your world or even your education. The gap year might be because of various reasons, for travelling, taking a break, figuring out what one wants to do, doing a job or volunteering. There might be any reason but one should know that they have the right to return to studies whenever they want without any shame or problem. In this article, we will help you understand the Gap Certificate format that can be used to create a Gap Certificate. But before that, let us take a look at the few tips on what you can you do in order to get into the race again:

1. Set your goals and work hard to achieve them:

Set short term goals but always have certain goals in mind. This would help you attain what you want and move ahead in your career. Taking a year off does not mean all your goals are lost; they are just a few years away. There’s nothing that hard work can’t gain.

2. Advancement in your career:

There might be a job that you were doing but left because of being stagnant at a certain position for too long and hence, you took some days off that created a gap. Now, you want to return to the corporate world but there is something that wants you to go ahead and gain some specialization or professional skills so that this kind of stagnancy does not comes back in your life. A community college, online courses or any crash-course that can provide you with some professional skills that can help you go up the ladder in the corporate world are good to go. You just have to choose courses that are relevant to you prior academic background or you are interested in.

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3. Learn a new language:

Learning a new language can be a great start to education after a gap year. This will bring some kind of newness in your life and will also make you excited and interested in learning something new. This will slowly bring your interests back in studies and soon you would want to join some professional courses or college.

4. Find new interests and passions:

Do not let your gap year be entirely wasted. You can use it for finding some new interests and passions. It might be so that you come up with a totally new interest or talent that you never knew you had. The gap year can be an immense opportunity to find your inner talent, interests and passion. You can take up some such courses that can give you certificates and you can present them as gap certificates in later years of your career while applying to any college or appearing for any job interview.

5. Open to new possibilities:

In the gap year you might find that your interest lies in travelling around the world or volunteering in the underdeveloped countries. These passions and interests require a lot of money and for this purpose you need to complete your education and get a relevant job. You can pursue your education in tourism management if you are interested in travelling around the world or you can also pursue studies with social sciences or sociology if you find your interest to be lying in volunteering third world countries. You can take up relevant jobs like travelling jobs if you are interested in travelling or a job in one of these underdeveloped countries to volunteer there and earn and maintain a living side by side.

These were some of the ways in which one can start education after a gap year. Just a few years gap does not mean that the world has crashed and you can’t bring your education and career back on track. Utilize the time you are using as a gap year and when you return to the world of education be focused on your goals.

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Author Biography.


The author is a graduate from Jamia Islamia New Delhi. He is currently working on freelance projects. Interest include Finance, Economics, International relations amongst others.

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