Gap Year Between College and IB - What to do?

I will be graduating from a target this fall (only have one class left) and am interning this summer with a BB. I'm wondering what I should do in the fall/spring/summer before I start full time whether it's at the same bank or elsewhere?

I don't think I really want to do PE or anything similar to IB. I've thought about trying to do VC in SF or something like that or going abroad and teaching English and traveling. Has anyone done something similar? I'm also currently doing some work for a small HF which I enjoy but it's very informal. Would appreciate any advice. 

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Apr 6, 2021 - 7:09pm

Anyone can teach English in a foreign country. So if you want to sign up for something like that, it should be easy. But, it doesn't really provide great exit opportunities, unless you want to try for an MBA before entering the typical workforce. 

If you plan on entering business/finance, adequately prepare and apply to enough places. Also, you could secure a full time job that starts summer/fall 2022 and then spend early 2022 traveling before you go into the business world.

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Apr 6, 2021 - 11:29pm

let me grt this straight, did you recruit for this internship your junior year? I didn't even know they allowed that. Did you say your graduation date was one year later on your resume?

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Apr 6, 2021 - 11:42pm

I think you misread - OP is graduating next fall, i.e. a semester early

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