We completely understand that the job search is not an easy journey. In Career Services, students are eligible to take 1 week of pause during Career Services for any reason. This week of pause will not affect Tuition Reimbursement Policy eligibility or impact the duration of your enrollment in Career Services.
To request a 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
Additional Time Away
Beyond 1 week, we ask 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 time away throughout the program, upon request. Do note that taking any pause beyond 1 week will render you ineligible for the Tuition Reimbursement Policy. As a reminder, per our policies, enrollments in Career Services last for 26 weeks past graduation regardless of time away.
You may request additional time away via your dashboard with the same steps outlined above.