Hi guys, I'm a final year Law and Politics student at a red brick university and I'm really stuck with what to do once I finish in just over a month. I'm on the borderline between a 2:1 and a 2:2 at the moment but I enjoy my modules this semester and I've got good feedback in the work I've done so hopefully I'll be leaving with a 2:1. I'm open to the idea of going into law but I'm not entirely sure what other options I have, either in the legal area or outside of it.
I've pretty much totally averse to the idea of working for a city law firm or anything similar and they were being pushed so much at the university that I fell under the impression that it was really the only path to go in law. I now know otherwise but it means that I haven't really made any links or connections during my 3 years. I also realise that because I haven't applied for anything yet I won't get onto anything until the year after next, so I could get another job for next year then apply for something whilst doing that as well as saving up some money. I quite like the idea of doing something with Human Rights or IP which were probably my favourite modules to study but I have no idea how I go about getting into these areas.
I've thought about a few other things too. Secondary teaching, but with Law and Politics there isn't a lot of openings. Journalism, I've had experience at my local paper and I've had stuff published but I don't really know if I'm good enough to 'make it'.
I'm not really fussed about making loads of money either (I would have been a city lawyer if that was the case!) and basically I just want to do something that I'd be proud to do and know that I'm benefiting the lives of others. I know I'm coming out of university with a good degree so it just seems like a waste to go into a dead-end 9-5 job which I fear I may be falling into!
Any suggestions welcome guys, thanks.
(Edit: my degree is a QLD, in case you're wondering)
Last edited by shookvitals; 02-05-2012 at 02:36.