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How much time off? [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2013, 12:44
Hi All,

I am curious to hear from those with experience or are currently going through this now. How much time did you or do you plan on taking off between work and school? Is 3-4 months excessive? Is it difficult to explain such a large gap to potential employers? I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts.

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Re: How much time off? [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2013, 22:15
jpd5044 wrote:
Hi All,

I am curious to hear from those with experience or are currently going through this now. How much time did you or do you plan on taking off between work and school? Is 3-4 months excessive? Is it difficult to explain such a large gap to potential employers? I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts.

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Hi,

Am joining my college in June and am working till May end as there is not much work and am getting paid for sitting, so why should i mind? :)
If you have a genuine reason then I don't think so that it will be tough to convince people.
Or if you can make a genuine reason (its not hard to do that anyways! :P)
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Re: How much time off? [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 19:13
I agree with the poster above. I took one month off (plus another vacation of 3 weeks shortly before) between ending work and beginning b-school. It was just perfect and helped me relax in addition to allowing ample time to move cities, etc.
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Re: How much time off? [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 07:04
I'll be quitting in early July and starting school in early September. For what it's worth, though, most of my classmates seem to be taking more time off than I am.
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Re: How much time off? [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 11:40
3-4 months sounds reasonable, if a little higher than average (but really, only a little). I might want to reach out to the career center just to double check before you hand in your resignation to see if it's ever been an issue for students during recruiting.
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Re: How much time off? [#permalink] New post 01 May 2013, 09:03
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Just gave my two weeks notice. Hurrah!

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Re: How much time off? [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2013, 02:48
Even, i am going to join my MBA College in August. Waiting to join Soon.
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