“Start as early as possible. You don’t want to wait until the last minute. You want to submit your application on time, have all of your letters of recommendation, your personal statement, and your resume and cover letter ready to go. You’ve got to start early,” said Klimkiewicz.
Once you graduate, you will become a “grad.” And if you decide to stay in school, you will be a different type of “grad”: a graduate student.
A lot can happen in a year. Taking time off from school or work to expand knowledge and experience is one of them.