While enrolled in Career Services, we require students to work through the program without taking breaks or pauses. The reasoning behind this, in addition to wanting to maintain your job search momentum, is that when students need to take a long break from their job search, this often means losing touch with your design skills, making it more difficult to assess whether you are still a good candidate for the roles to which you are applying. We want to make sure that you're setting yourself up for success while taking care of yourself how you can.
All this said, we understand that life happens, and are able to approve up to 60 days of total pause time throughout the program, upon request. Do also note that taking any pause after graduation will render you ineligible for the Tuition Reimbursement Policy.
As a reminder, per our policies, enrollments in Career Services last for 6 months past graduation regardless of pause time. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we automatically add 8 weeks beyond these 6 months if students are still active in the course and their job search at that time (more here).
To request your pause:
- Log into your dashboard
- Locate the pause request form under course links (click here for reference)
- Answer a few quick questions and submit
- We'll review your request and follow up shortly