My Gap Year: Growth in Dog Years

The following is a post by Fall 2014 Gap Year fellow Sharan Gala. Directly following his enriching gap year, Sharan has decided to attend the California College of Arts to study graphic design.

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Lower Program Costs Announced For January 2016

Wouldn't it be great if everyone could take a gap year?

The majority of Americans don't take a year to explore their interests, participate in an internship and travel before heading off to college. Even fewer decide to take that time after...

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Meet Fashion Blogger, Feminist and Former Gap Year Fellow Taylor Fogarty

Taylor Fogarty was a fellow during UnCollege’s Winter 2014 Gap Year, a year-long program which helps students take control of their education. During Gap Year, Taylor traveled to Spain and participated in multiple enriching internships in the...

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The Legal Planning You Need to Do for Your High School Graduate

The following is a guest post by our friend and criminal & juvenile defense lawyer Kevin Snyder. Although the topic of this post isn't one we would normally feature on our blog, we do publish whatever we can to help families prepare young adults...

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To the Student Who Hates School But Loves Learning

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Why Shifting Time to “Later” Isn’t Worth it

When I was younger, I always had the attitude of “I’ll do it later” when it came to work. There was always something more fun to do and we all know how much better instant gratification is.

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How to Get The Most Out of Your Mentor Network

 

When I started my new job last year, I found myself in a position I’d never been in – without a direct boss in my department. For many people, the freedom associated with planning and executing your own strategy is a dream job. In many ways it...

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How to Ask Better Questions

 

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How to Wow Recruiters: Don't Rely On Your Grades

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How to Be Proactive and Make the Most Out of Freshman Year

Not everyone in the UnCollege community is an unschooler, college dropout or some sort of academic deviant. No matter how “alternative” we are, we have one thing in common – we are all are actively learning and searching for new ways to improve...

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