CGS students tackle big issues in social impact internships

Amid a global pandemic and a historic call for racial justice this summer, Boston University College of General Studies students spent their summers fighting for meaningful causes, from combatting climate change to getting out the vote. Here’s how four CGS sophomores spent their summer making a difference, while also gaining meaningful real-world job experience. Combatting […]

#My100Days: Build professional skills in a job or internship

Every year, CGS students share their gap semester experiences with us through the hashtag #My100Days. For many students, the gap semester is a chance to develop professional skills by interning or working. From internships at corporations and nonprofits to jobs in their hometown, here are some ways students learned on the job during their gap semester. […]

#My100Days: Focusing On Your Passions

Every year, CGS students share their gap semester experiences with us through the hashtag #My100Days. For many students, the gap semester is a chance to focus inward, whether that means pursuing a hobby, spending time with family and friends, or prioritizing self-improvement. From starting a blog to running a marathon, here are some of the ways […]

#My100Days: Traveling the World

Every year, CGS students share their gap semester experiences with us through the hashtag #My100Days. Many students choose to use the gap semester to travel the world through programs and internships or on their own. From backpacking through Europe to a road trip around the U.S. and Canada, here are some of the places the […]

Find the Gap: CGS Gap Semester Resources

Your gap semester is a time of limitless opportunity. Whether you choose to focus on you, focus on learning, focus on experience, or any combination of the above, we’re here to help you make the most of your gap semester. This article contains tips, resources, and helpful links to get you started on your journey. […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2023 elected new officers to represent them in the CGS Student Government Association for the upcoming year. We caught up with your representatives to talk about their CGS experiences and their plans for sophomore year. Alan Chau, President Why did you want to run for CGS […]

#My100Days: Working as a teacher’s assistant in Taiwan

Clara Sudol (CGS ‘21), used the gap semester as an opportunity to get out of her comfort zone. Clara spent the semester in Taiwan where she worked as a teacher’s assistant in an elementary school. We spoke to her about her time abroad and how it prepared her to succeed at BU.

#My100Days: Leo Chen supports veterans as a legal intern

Leo Chen knew he wanted to spend his gap semester interning in the legal field. The internship he ended up landing, with the SIU School of Law’s Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program, showed him how rewarding practicing law could be.

My CGS: A Q&A with Sydney Pickering

When Sydney Pickering (CGS ’20, CAS ’22) was presented with an opportunity to join the Boston Celtics dance team, during her gap semester, she moved from her home in Los Angeles to Boston five months early to join the team.

My CGS: A Q&A with Tyler Davis

Tyler Davis (CGS ’20, COM ’22) spent her gap semester pursuing her passion – film. An internship with the San Francisco International Film Festival turned into an opportunity to have one of her own short films played at the festival.