I have 4 years of study gap with no work experience. I passed BTech from EE in 2018. How much will this affect my admission and job placement?

Asked by Piyush Padhi about 2 years ago

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Chirag Galundia

Chirag Galundia

Principal Product Manager Amazon

Having gaps in your education can look like you are not serious about your academics. If you would have had some work experience then that could have been an easy way out. 

Don’t worry. If you can give a reasonable explanation for your gap years then there is still a chance for you to get into excellent universities abroad. 

What I mean is you can still compensate for your gap years by showing you did some internships or participated in extracurricular activities to enhance your profile. 

If you are confused on how to pick the right aspects that can weigh over your gap years, you should directly get in touch with Study Abroad Experts here. They will help you in analyizing your profile and making an application that shines in a crowd of students and makes the admission committee select you. 

 

 


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Neha Shrivastava

Neha Shrivastava

Student of MITS College

A four-year gap can raise questions, but it's how you frame this period that matters. In my case, I focused on the skills and knowledge I gained during this time, whether it was through self-study, volunteering, or personal projects. When applying for admissions, I was transparent about my gap years, emphasising my eagerness to return to academics and how the break had helped me gain clarity about my career goals. 

For job placements, I found that most employers valued my maturity and the unique perspectives I brought, rather than focusing on the gap. So, my advice? Be honest, highlight any informal learning, and show how your unique journey adds value.

 


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Rohan Dharamchand

Rohan Dharamchand

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The gap between studies and no work experience is common among many students. The key is in how you present your gap years. Use your Statement of Purpose to address the gap candidly. Talk about any constructive activities you undertook, be it related to personal development, community service, or informal education. Universities look for well-rounded individuals who can contribute to their campus. 

In terms of job placement, focus on acquiring relevant skills and certifications that align with your BTech. Networking is crucial - connect with alumni and industry professionals. Many employers value diverse experiences and the unique perspectives you bring to the table. Remember, it's about how you leverage your experiences, not just your academic record. So, no need to worry about it, instead focus on your profile presentation.

 


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