Short-Term Opportunities and Gap Year

Explore your interests and clarify your goals through meaningful short-term work, service, research, or travel. 

Short-Term Opportunities

The following experiences can be quite competitive and require the same level of planning as a graduate school or job search. Lewis & Clark has a strong reputation for preparing students for these experiences:

Gap Year

If your plan ends with graduating from college and you want to take time to figure out your next step, another alternative is taking a gap year. A gap year, or time off, is taking about a year after graduation to be involved in a short term job, volunteer or training opportunity. The intent is to have a meaningful experience which helps clarify your interests, skills, values, and goals.