Tag Archives: Gap Year

Reviewing a College Application in Just 8 Minutes?

It was rather shocking to read recently in the Wall Street Journal, that admissions officers at approximately 30 elite colleges read applications in eight minutes! https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-elite-colleges-review-an-application-in-8-minutes-or-less-1517400001 Because so many more students are submitting applications, the workload for individual readers has become oppressive. Instead, staffers now divvy up individual applications: “One person might review transcripts, test […]

An Expansive Gap Year Internship at A Boston Startup

Travis was a recent graduate of Phillips Academy Andover who was looking forward to starting Brown University after completing a Gap Year. He was looking for a summer experience related to engineering, computers and investments.   We combined Travis’s interests by placing him at Privy, a startup that has developed a unique email list growth platform for […]

Ryan Built Some Serious Cred At This Fantastic Sports Social Network

  Post by Internship Connection.   We often hear from students who are thinking about taking time off before college. Spending one semester on an internship is a great way to gain a unique experience related to an academic or career interest.   Sometimes we hear from college students who are taking a semester off […]

How Bart Broke From College And Seized The Business World

Bart was an excellent student and had finished his sophomore year at Union College. During one summer, he worked in the physics department on a research project, when he came to the realization that science may not be his chosen career. He wanted to take time off from college to explore the world of business. […]