How About A ‘Business’ Gap Year?Posted: 16th of December 2014 by
When someone says ‘Gap Year,’ you probably think of exotic locations, travelling, and quite possibly some sort of conservation work. While this is the typical view of the post-college gap year, it is not the whole story when it comes to your options for spending your time on a year out. If you fancy a career in business, but also want to take some time out on a gap year, you can get the best of both worlds by exploring options for getting some business-related work experience while abroad.
One such company offering business-related gap year experiences is ‘Project Abroad.’ Working with a range of businesses overseas, Projects Abroad connects students with companies in the developing world, whether located in sky-scrapers or less high-tech environments and settings. While working you will get experience of a range of business-related activities, including contacting clients, researching projects, attending meetings, and putting together portfolios.
Opportunities are available in places as diverse as Shanghai, Cape Town, Mongolia, and India, providing you with an unforgettable travel experience while also giving you an insight into the world of global business. The mixture of culture and business involvement offers volunteers the chance to both get a genuine ‘gap year’ experience while also gaining some relevant workplace know-how.
Instead of just sending volunteers out on a random placement, you will be matched up to a project to suit your current experience, interests, and abilities. This will mean that you will need to send your C.V. alongside a covering letter, so that you can be matched up to the right internship for you.
If you want to get a real gap year experience, but also use the time to advance your knowledge and skills in a real working environment overseas, then ‘Project Abroad’ could be the answer for you. You will, however, need to pay some money for the privilege, and can find out more details on their website: http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/?mh_keyword=projects%20abroad%20gap%20year&gclid=CLvDwL6K9cECFQKWtAod4XIAUw
For those looking for something a little more conventional, they also offer conservation and environmental placements, as well as internships in teaching, care work, and human rights.
Of course, Project Abroad is just one of a number of providers who are working to make your gap year count, so check out what we have on offer by searching for Gap Year opportunities right here on NotGoingtoUni.
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