Getting back into the swing of things can be hard after an amazing year out.
Going to college or university
In some ways it’s easier if you’ve taken a gap year before going to university or college. You’ll have a whole new routine to get used to, so throwing yourself into that can help. Meet people, sort out your class schedule and if you’re moving away, make sure you know where you’re going to live. Young Scot have lots of information about renting for the first time.
Looking for a job
If you’re coming back from a break between studying and working, you might feel like you’re out of the loop. Try to keep up-to-date with things that are happening in your industry. Start looking for opportunities and applying for jobs while you’re still on your gap – our Getting a job section will help. Look at your network and see who you can meet up with when you return. They might be able to connect you with jobs or other contacts that can help.
Remember, you can go back to your university careers adviser for at least 2 years (sometimes longer) after you’ve left. Talking to them could help you figure out your next steps.