Looking back, would you still have taken the time off before entering graduate school or entered straight after undergraduate school?
Panelist consensus: The time off helps to prepare you for the work load. Too much time off makes it harder to get back into the swing of the school schedule.
I was unable to attend the morning panel, but this comment is very reassuring to me. It makes sense that after pushing towards graduating with a bachelor’s degree, one would be too burned-out to head straight into more school. It’s also helpful for me, because I’m not sure what I want to do with my communication degree, so I have no idea what I would go to grad school for….I think taking time off of school before graduate school could be helpful and am glad that people have chosen that path as well.