Crystal Batya Marsh, Author at General Assembly Blog

About Crystal Batya Marsh

Crystal a career and business coach to millennials helping them to earn more money doing work they love. After graduating from law school, Crystal was working as a litigation attorney, but eventually found her passion in coaching. Now her life's work is helping other's do the same. Visit to learn more.

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year


gap year imageWhile delaying college might seem like a detrimental idea to some, a few colleges have actually begun to recognize the importance of allowing prospective students to spend a year enriching themselves in ways other than traditional academia. Princeton, Tufts, and Oberlin are starting to offer scholarships and even financial aid for students to take a gap year before enrolling full-time.

If you’re not quite ready to begin your college career and want to spend your time in a productive way that will make you stand out from your peers, a gap year may be the right choice for you.

With some planning, a gap year can help set you up for success in your future career.  Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your gap year. Continue reading

Four Ways Studying Abroad Can Advance Your Career


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If you’re a high school or college student interested in studying abroad, you’re probably familiar with the more obvious “pros.” You’ll have the opportunity to explore a new place and culture, of course, and it’s easy to see how broadening your horizon would lead to a wider, valuable new perspective. But did you realize that studying abroad could also help to advance your career?

More and more employers are recognizing the benefits of studying abroad and are actively seeking out candidates with study abroad experience. Here are four reasons why studying abroad can help advance your career.

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