englawyer wrote:roranoa wrote:splbagel wrote:roranoa wrote:I wanted to ask you guys this just because you guys go to Harvard.
How bad do you think it is to have a 1year gap in your resume? That is, 1 year gap between undergrad and law school. For employment sake I mean.
What were you doing in that year? Unemployed and looking for work? Caring for an aging relative? Volunteer work? Travelling the globe?
The first half, I worked at some company for about a month and quit. the next half job hunting. I know, it sucks. I should've been travelling the globe.
you are still in the second half of that year off right? i would try to find something asap (even volunteer or unpaid internship) for now until august. the less gap the better. this could have an effect for at least your 1L job search.
How far across my career would this effect me? Would it also effect me beyond my 1L job search? Because if I can't get a job after getting into law school. There's no point in going right? Or would I be fine if I could just get good grades during 1L?(Although no one can guarantee that)
Do you guys think this gap year is critical? Would I be scrutinized on this or would interviewers just make a simple inquiry and move on? If it is critical, why does it matter if I have a gap year?