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Not really helpful is it?
yip. I feel excatly the same.
a) is ludicrously specific so if you don't want to work in film and TV (I decided a while after I'd finished that I didn't really) then people see it as not being that useful.
b) it sounds like a Mickey Mouse degree. It wasn't (or at least it was pretty damn competitive to get onto and you needed two As and a B at A-Level to even be considered) but I'm sure I get judged on it when I apply for jobs.
Plus where I work now a few people have suggested to me I should train to be a psychologist but, 'cos I don't have a psychology degree, it'd take me 6 years of training that I can't afford to do and am not sure I want to do. I just think if I'd done a degree in psychology, English or History (Which were my A-Level subjects and other real choices) it would have set me in better stead and finding a job would be a damn sight easier.
BUT have done fuck all with it. Kinda wish that if I'd had a crystal ball I'd have probabli lstened to my heart not my fear and gone and qualified in Social Work/Nursing/Teaching.
Now I can't afford to do it, I really can't.
We need mystery benefactors, Paul. I hear _vikram's quite rich.
and my only options are to make it as a writer, make it as a musician or accept I'm utterly fucked.
in something a bit psychology-ish? You might be able to have it in two years (conversion course & MA?). Plenty of opportunities for people with health and occupational psychology training at the moment..
this has been said down the page.
I'll definitely look into it.
I knew during it but was too apathetic to do anything about it.
That's what I did.
finchleydisco did it too - looks like this is turning into the regret doing Politics thread.
into the 'I regret doing politics' thread. I wish I'd done law. I certainly wouldn't be temping, writing CV for a bunch of unemployable professional dole seekers now if I had :o(
i had a mini crisis last year, but managed to get round it.
I did a degree in Illustration but all the jobs relating to this require skills in Photoshop, Quark and other programs which I don't have. My skills are in freehand drawing and fine detail but I haven't come across a job which specifies a need for drawing skills other than technical drawing and stuff I have no interest in and know nothing about. The best chance I've got of making money from it is selling my work myself.
I was going to say "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
It basically tells you how the world works in a physical, economic, political, cultural and social way, but I would much rather have done a social anthropology degree (as narrow-themed as it is).
in some ways it's been good - i've lived in america and switzerland, have made decent money, blah blah... but i don't like it, my girlfriend lives in another country, and it's all a bit crap.
funnily enough, i'd love to do something like scriptwriting :D theguywithnousername, perhaps we could swap identities? would you like to be a computational biologist specialising in image analysis? SAY YES xD
but I can't promise I'd be good at it. Don't blame me if you want you're identity back in the future and find you're unemployed and blacklisted from all relevant companies.
But I don't think my bosses really know what I do. I don't really know what I do. Fuck!
then get funding for a psychology phd (may even be able to get 1+3 funding for masters and phd), then you are there (may not even need the phd, you could probably get into psychology research assistant position with a masters and work your way up, I dunno how it works for psychology)
I'll look into that.
and i've just finished my 2nd of 3 years.
even more of a fools choice?
i am actually really interested in the course material, I just don't think it will be that relevant to my career as I want to do a graduate entry into medicine after.