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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I've already given a fairly detailed answer in the other thread so i'll just repost that:
    I was also thinking of consulting at MBB but I read it's insanely hard to get in, I really like the travelling aspect as well and the hours aren't as insane as IB although they do get really high.
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    I'm going to stay in academics hopefully. Doing my PhD in parasitology and hopefully climb the academic ladder and set up my own research group.
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    (Original post by sophie !)
    I like French. My favourite science is chemistry, but it depends what topic we are doing in the sciences because I really like some biology topics as well.
    yeah

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    If you specialise in biology and not the other two sciences, you may as well just teach biology. At my school, the sciences are split into biology, chemistry and physics, however at some schools they are considered one subject, in which case you would have to teach the entirety of science rather than biology only.
    Yeah, you can either do core, additional or triple. Triple science is split into the 3 sciences. This is what I did. I mean, it can't be too hard to just learn the spec but I'd be better off teaching core science classes as they only do Unit 1

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    At my primary school, each class generally had one teacher to teach all subjects. I don't know if this is the same at most primary schools, but if it is, you would need a little bit of understanding for all subjects. Would you be okay with this or are there any subjects you particularly dislike?
    Yeah this is my main career aim. Unless you specialise in a subject such as art or music then you teach core subjects i.e. maths, english, science. I disliked History at GCSE but all subjects at this level (which is like SAT level) are ridiculously easy and mainly enjoyable to teach. I think there's a good balance in that sense. This is why I want to teach that age range. Also because it pays well. £21,804 minimum starting salary? I'm game! That's not far off £2,000 per month at the absolute minimum. At the age of 22/3, that is great. Also, I've always looked at life as one big workplace. Like, 80% of your life is work. You have a few hours at the end of the day to yourself and some people have weekends off. But other than that, you are always working. Work is in your vocabulary, it's something you always speak about. But with teaching you get about 24 weeks holiday. When your children are off school, so are you. How convenient is that???

    (Original post by sophie !)
    Have you ever considered teaching older people, such as A-Level? Although this level requires a lot more understanding, these students genuinely want to learn the subject. (Personally, I would prefer to teach primary school children because it seems more fun, but A-Level students would generally take their studies more seriously.)

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    Yh what you've said here is true. Also, lecturers are paid more than teachers. But no, I would 100% definitely never consider teaching above GCSE. I'm just adamant that I'm not capable of teaching at that level, no matter what anybody tells me. I think there is a level of enjoyment in primary school teaching. The children aren't necessarily there to specifically learn. They're there to have their abilities tested and to familiarise themselves with the education system (it takes over your life until you are 18+). You can have fun with the children. You can make silly powerpoints but at the same time make sure that they are learning. I feel as though you can connect with them better than you can secondary kids as they are more conserved at secondary. I'm doing Psychology at A-Level so I'll learn about Child Psychology which will also help me.
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    I was also thinking of consulting at MBB but I read it's insanely hard to get in, I really like the travelling aspect as well and the hours aren't as insane as IB although they do get really high.
    It is ridiculously competitive at the undergrad level but so long as you are studying/planning to study a fairly analytical subject at a top 10 school you should have a shot. If not, you can always go to a top MBA programme for another shot at recruiting - they take on a hell of a lot MBAs.

    The cool thing about McKinsey is their global staffing model; say a partner in Japan is planning on doing a "study" in Paris, you could theoretically get chosen from any office to be on that "study".

    A "study" is McKinsey speak for a project.

    What are you planning to study/studying at uni?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It is ridiculously competitive at the undergrad level but so long as you are studying/planning to study a fairly analytical subject at a top 10 school you should have a shot. If not, you can always go to a top MBA programme for another shot at recruiting - they take on a hell of a lot MBAs.

    The cool thing about McKinsey is their global staffing model; say a partner in Japan is planning on doing a "study" in Paris, you could theoretically get chosen from any office to be on that "study".

    A "study" is McKinsey speak for a project.

    What are you planning to study/studying at uni?
    Hopefully planning to study MORSE at Warwick this year, I think I have a shot with good EC's and work experience but it's probably slim.
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    Hopefully planning to study MORSE at Warwick this year, I think I have a shot with good EC's and work experience but it's probably slim.
    You should be fine! Warwick is a target and MORSE is a solid program. Just make sure to get leadership roles, maybe try applying for spring weeks at IBs and generally try to make your CV sound interesting.

    If you want to discuss about stuff and any news etc. Feel free to PM me.
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    (Original post by rileyj)
    yeah


    Yeah, you can either do core, additional or triple. Triple science is split into the 3 sciences. This is what I did. I mean, it can't be too hard to just learn the spec but I'd be better off teaching core science classes as they only do Unit 1


    Yeah this is my main career aim. Unless you specialise in a subject such as art or music then you teach core subjects i.e. maths, english, science. I disliked History at GCSE but all subjects at this level (which is like SAT level) are ridiculously easy and mainly enjoyable to teach. I think there's a good balance in that sense. This is why I want to teach that age range. Also because it pays well. £21,804 minimum starting salary? I'm game! That's not far off £2,000 per month at the absolute minimum. At the age of 22/3, that is great. Also, I've always looked at life as one big workplace. Like, 80% of your life is work. You have a few hours at the end of the day to yourself and some people have weekends off. But other than that, you are always working. Work is in your vocabulary, it's something you always speak about. But with teaching you get about 24 weeks holiday. When your children are off school, so are you. How convenient is that???


    Yh what you've said here is true. Also, lecturers are paid more than teachers. But no, I would 100% definitely never consider teaching above GCSE. I'm just adamant that I'm not capable of teaching at that level, no matter what anybody tells me. I think there is a level of enjoyment in primary school teaching. The children aren't necessarily there to specifically learn. They're there to have their abilities tested and to familiarise themselves with the education system (it takes over your life until you are 18+). You can have fun with the children. You can make silly powerpoints but at the same time make sure that they are learning. I feel as though you can connect with them better than you can secondary kids as they are more conserved at secondary. I'm doing Psychology at A-Level so I'll learn about Child Psychology which will also help me.
    I agree. I've always really wanted to do psychology A-Level or GCSE; it just seems so fascinating.
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    (Original post by doom_rever)
    I'm going to stay in academics hopefully. Doing my PhD in parasitology and hopefully climb the academic ladder and set up my own research group.
    Neat! Hope it all works out - I'm sure it will.

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    I want to be an A level teacher (Biology as my primary subject, chemistry as my secondary). I just love teaching, I have experience of it through my youtube channel aimed at A level revision as well as helping in year 7 science lessons at my school (I'm in year 13, just about to leave). I think I'm pretty good at it and I just can't see myself doing anything else woop!
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    I want to do a career with art because I love it so much. I'm currently doing work experience at the moment and sorting our a personal statement. But I may not end of going uni yet
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    (Original post by sophie !)
    Hehe, I guess so, but everyone else knows what they want to do and I don't.

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    don't worry I was the same, just think about the subjects you'll enjoy at GCSE and take it from there. I know I want to do art apart from that I'm not sure
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    (Original post by sophie !)
    Neat! When did you decide that you wanted to take on this career path?

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    Whilst studying and doing my work experience I have always liked to be a helpful hand, therefore, considered to become a secretary or PA. And about language specialist, I did some work experience in translation and kind of liked the idea of doing something similar as a job, especially when I can see that languages play a vital role in daily life
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    (Original post by SanjayGill)
    I want to become a stock broker!
    I have some sort of fascination with the stock market and when playing a simulator i turned 100k into 8bn in a month. I have a genuine enjoyment when buying and selling stocks.
    Can I ask which industries and companies you invested in? Because a return rate that high seems almost impossible. If it is true, then you're some kind of trading god. Most mutual funds are applauded when they have a 40%+ return rate ANNUALLY so forgive my cynicism with regards to your ridiculous return rate. I too dabble in the stock market (through fantasy stock markets like yourself), but my return rate has only been a moderate 65+% over the past three months.
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    (Original post by ForgetMe)
    Whilst studying and doing my work experience I have always liked to be a helpful hand, therefore, considered to become a secretary or PA. And about language specialist, I did some work experience in translation and kind of liked the idea of doing something similar as a job, especially when I can see that languages play a vital role in daily life
    What languages do you know? I know French and Spanish

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    (Original post by Petrue)
    Can I ask which industries and companies you invested in? Because a return rate that high seems almost impossible. If it is true, then you're some kind of trading god. Most mutual funds are applauded when they have a 40%+ return rate ANNUALLY so forgive my cynicism with regards to your ridiculous return rate. I too dabble in the stock market (through fantasy stock markets like yourself), but my return rate has only been a moderate 65+% over the past three months.
    £100k to £8bn is impossible in a month so I deem that post 100% troll.
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    (Original post by Munrot07)
    I want to be an A level teacher (Biology as my primary subject, chemistry as my secondary). I just love teaching, I have experience of it through my youtube channel aimed at A level revision as well as helping in year 7 science lessons at my school (I'm in year 13, just about to leave). I think I'm pretty good at it and I just can't see myself doing anything else woop!
    Nice! What do you think of teaching at secondary or primary schools? What's your YouTube channel? I might check it out.

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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    £100k to £8bn is impossible in a month so I deem that post 100% troll.
    Exactly what I thought. If it were true, he'd be snatched up by some city bank in a heartbeat.
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    (Original post by Kirstyy56)
    don't worry I was the same, just think about the subjects you'll enjoy at GCSE and take it from there. I know I want to do art apart from that I'm not sure
    Okay, thanks! Well my favourite subject is languages, but one idea was being a GP and I don't know how languages could be incorporated into this…

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    Hoping to go into either blood sciences or histopathology in a hopsital lab. Although, that may all change by the time I get to it!
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    Hopefully an economic analyst if things go well.. but if things don't go well, then an accountant. I guess I just love numbers and money. I also have my eye on stock trading but that depends on my disposable income.
 
 
 
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