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    Hello everyone,

    I am just starting my gap year (an unexpected one) and am thinking about how I'm going to keep myself usefully occupied over the next 11+ months! I am going to reapply for econ/joint honours this year, had applied for straight econ last year.

    I am interested in working at an investment bank/consultancy firm but also want to keep becoming a CA/actuary open - so ideally get some work experience in those fields too.

    These are my current ideas for my gap year - any advice/help/tips/new ideas that you could suggest would be appreciated

    - reapply for entry 2017, change my PS - no Oxbridge deadline but I do want to get it in soon
    - travel (make the best of those off peak prices )
    - actually get some experiences in e.g. working/volunteering abroad - not just for competencies sake but to enrich me as a person
    - paid part time work/tutor
    - work experience (any particular tips on how to score some good ones?And should I find some related to econ?)

    Possible Ideas:
    - apply for school leaver schemes
    - learn to code
    - study accounting/get any accounting qualifications (does anyone know anything about CFAB?)


    Really, thank you so much (in advance), I would love to make the most out of my gap year
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    (Original post by novatech)
    Hello everyone,

    I am just starting my gap year (an unexpected one) and am thinking about how I'm going to keep myself usefully occupied over the next 11+ months! I am going to reapply for econ/joint honours this year, had applied for straight econ last year.

    I am interested in working at an investment bank/consultancy firm but also want to keep becoming a CA/actuary open - so ideally get some work experience in those fields too.

    These are my current ideas for my gap year - any advice/help/tips/new ideas that you could suggest would be appreciated

    - reapply for entry 2017, change my PS - no Oxbridge deadline but I do want to get it in soon
    - travel (make the best of those off peak prices )
    - actually get some experiences in e.g. working/volunteering abroad - not just for competencies sake but to enrich me as a person
    - paid part time work/tutor
    - work experience (any particular tips on how to score some good ones?And should I find some related to econ?)

    Possible Ideas:
    - apply for school leaver schemes
    - learn to code
    - study accounting/get any accounting qualifications (does anyone know anything about CFAB?)


    Really, thank you so much (in advance), I would love to make the most out of my gap year
    Bit late for any school leaver stuff, you should have around December last year.

    Overall, your plan is good - throw in applying to a level insight days and you're gucci.

    As for Work Exp: cold call and cold email.. Plus use any familial contacts or friend of friend contacts.

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