Are you thinking of dropping a year? Then wait! That’s a big decision. You have to cautiously analyse before you think of dropping one academic year.
Why? Because these decisions are tricky. If you are unable to decide, then let’s walk you through some points that will help you take a better decision.
LOSING ONE YEAR
This means giving up an entire year of your career. Remember, lost time never comes back. What seems like a sensible reason now, can be difficult to live through when you see your school batchmates involved in college assignments and are ahead of you by one whole year in life forever.
GAP YEAR BEFORE COLLEGE
IF you take a gap year and end up spending the entire year on social media, digital devices or binge-watching series on some platforms, it will be a complete waste of an entire year.
With such junk habits and a tendency to delay career decisions, you might end up wasting a whole year without doing anything productive.
The drop year may make you more disorganised and you may find it difficult to cope with the university schedule once you join.
PLAN & PLAN
You may think of dropping a year, it is essential to help you take a break. But you need to plan ahead.
Even if you are considering dropping a year, still do a detail research on the college or university you would like to join next year now itself.
This way, through research and after talking to career counsellors you may discover may be dropping a year is not such a great idea.
Research the course you want to enroll on and the location you want to study at. These are important decisions that should not be left until the last moment.
LATE THAN YOUR OWN BATCHMATES
Imagine after completing your university study, you accept a job. Your school mate who did not take a gap year is already working in the same company. He is one year senior to you, while you will be joining the same company as a fresher.
After all, lost time never traces its steps back. While your classmates and school friends are moving ahead in life and career, you will lose one year.
When you join university, your friends will be one year senior to you. Because they have already completed their study before you. It would also mean that you will get a job one year later to them.
Keep this in mind before you decide to go for the gap year option.
GAP IN YOUR RESUME/CV
When you take a gap year, it is going to become a part of your CV throughout your life. At every interview, you will have to explain why you took a year off. And you will have to justify how the gap year helped you grow academically, professionally or personally.
Are you ready to carry this tag in your CV forever? Think before you decide.
There are many reasons why students opt to take a gap year before they step into university life. Irrespective of the reason, taking a gap year before university is not a very good idea.