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    To be totally honest I am embarressed about posting this particular topic, but I need to know what chance I have of getting a prosperous career - be as blunt as you want.

    I recently graduated with a third class honours degree (In Multimedia) from Glasgow Caledonian University, and although I feel I am better than this, grades dont lie. I will not make excuses about why I didnt achieve a better classification, although a complete lack of interest in the chosen course after a couple of months of honours year probably didnt help. I felt that I just didnt want to do the course in question, but decided to continue (as many people kept at me with 'you might as well just finish it' or 'you have come this far'). I had a lot of money worrys during this term, and it led to a lot of stress. Part of me is glad its all over to be honest!.

    There are a couple of Ideas I have had over the last few weeks such as joining the police or the RAF, but they are prob just passing phases !!.

    So anyway, back to the point. A 3rd class honours result is particularly poor, is there any chance of a graduate scheme with an IT company or something!?
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    I'm not even sure if a First class degree in multimedia would be much use. Have you tried your universities career advice service?
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    (Original post by garethjambo1)
    So anyway, back to the point. A 3rd class honours result is particularly poor, is there any chance of a graduate scheme with an IT company or something!?
    You make it sound like you've completely given up on yourself. A degree is a degree, no matter what grade you get. You're already way ahead of the people who left school after GCSEs and A-Levels, and most employers don't particularly care about your grade.

    My best advice would be to relax, pick yourself up and concentrate on your career. Apply for everything you're interested in, and don't let your grade get in the way of anything. I'm not advocating lying, but you can send your CV off to companies without a grade if you think it will help - just say you completed a degree course in multimedia, and list some of the more interesting (or relevant) modules you took. If you get to an interview and they ask for your grade, tell them what you got and don't make too many excuses for yourself. If your personality and experience win them over, you've got the job.

    Work experience is MUCH more relevant to employers. Honestly. Get some good experience and they'll be falling over themselves to take you on.

    Good luck!
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    You make it sound like you've completely given up on yourself. A degree is a degree, no matter what grade you get. You're already way ahead of the people who left school after GCSEs and A-Levels, and most employers don't particularly care about your grade.

    My best advice would be to relax, pick yourself up and concentrate on your career. Apply for everything you're interested in, and don't let your grade get in the way of anything. I'm not advocating lying, but you can send your CV off to companies without a grade if you think it will help - just say you completed a degree course in multimedia, and list some of the more interesting (or relevant) modules you took. If you get to an interview and they ask for your grade, tell them what you got and don't make too many excuses for yourself. If your personality and experience win them over, you've got the job.

    Work experience is MUCH more relevant to employers. Honestly. Get some good experience and they'll be falling over themselves to take you on.

    Good luck!
    Much good advice in this reply.

    If you get the opportunity to be short-listed for interview and you have a personality that is outstanding, then the fact you have a third class degree might well be irrelevant.
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    I'm not even sure if a First class degree in multimedia would be much use. Have you tried your universities career advice service?
    The Course is Audio Technology With Multimedia, There are various jobs that can be obtained from this degree (Such as working In Film, TV, Software Design and Web Design). It is mostly engineering and design based, but I may find it difficult to 'get my foot in the door' with a poor grade. In all honesty I dont really think I am really interesed in it anymore anyway!!. I have reached a stage in my life where I really have no bloody idea what I want to do!!.
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    To be honest you have no chance in most graduate schemes at all, I have just done a similier degree to yours and I am expecting a 2:1, its not going to be easy even for me to get a job.

    Your best bet will be do somthing like data entry and work your way up.

    Do you have any decent programming skills?

    You're not doomed but you would be the most lucky person in the world if you walked straight into a graduate level job.
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    start your own business...... your degree doesnt matter because youll be employing yourself....... if you've made a lot of mates at uni and are creative then you should be fine. Graduate jobs are boring anyway.
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    (Original post by garethjambo1)
    The Course is Audio Technology With Multimedia, There are various jobs that can be obtained from this degree (Such as working In Film, TV, Software Design and Web Design). It is mostly engineering and design based, but I may find it difficult to 'get my foot in the door' with a poor grade. In all honesty I dont really think I am really interesed in it anymore anyway!!. I have reached a stage in my life where I really have no bloody idea what I want to do!!.
    Your best bet is just to try and get any job and hope to get promoted, somthing like retail for example there are management schemes you could go on once you have got a job. They are plenty of people out there competing for the same jobs with great personalities and 1sts and 2:1s.

    There isn't that many jobs in that sector to start of with anyway
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    (Original post by garethjambo1)
    The Course is Audio Technology With Multimedia, There are various jobs that can be obtained from this degree (Such as working In Film, TV, Software Design and Web Design). It is mostly engineering and design based, but I may find it difficult to 'get my foot in the door' with a poor grade. In all honesty I dont really think I am really interesed in it anymore anyway!!. I have reached a stage in my life where I really have no bloody idea what I want to do!!.
    sign up with a few temping agencies and pester them into finding you placements - you get some money, plenty of experience and a lot of flexibility.

    It can really help you get a clear idea of exactly what sort of work you can deal with, what sort of work you love and what sort of work you couldn't do no matter how good the money
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    (Original post by Trousers)
    You make it sound like you've completely given up on yourself. A degree is a degree, no matter what grade you get. You're already way ahead of the people who left school after GCSEs and A-Levels, and most employers don't particularly care about your grade.

    My best advice would be to relax, pick yourself up and concentrate on your career. Apply for everything you're interested in, and don't let your grade get in the way of anything. I'm not advocating lying, but you can send your CV off to companies without a grade if you think it will help - just say you completed a degree course in multimedia, and list some of the more interesting (or relevant) modules you took. If you get to an interview and they ask for your grade, tell them what you got and don't make too many excuses for yourself. If your personality and experience win them over, you've got the job.

    Work experience is MUCH more relevant to employers. Honestly. Get some good experience and they'll be falling over themselves to take you on.

    Good luck!
    cheers trousers, This thread definately gives me a bit of optimism. Anyone have any info about the police graduate schemes!?
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    cheers trousers, This thread definately gives me a bit of optimism. Anyone have any info about the police graduate schemes!?
    Depends on the force but do you have good A levels? If so this will help you a lot. I think in general they usualy require a 2:2 or 2:1 but it just depends. I think Greater Manchester police have a high potential scheme in which you can use your degree to skip a lot of training and you can become a detective very quickly.
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    cheers guys much appretiated!
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    One last question guys... If I wanted to go into primary teaching, is my honours result good enough? i.e. would I be able to do a post grad in teaching?.
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    (Original post by garethjambo1)
    To be totally honest I am embarressed about posting this particular topic, but I need to know what chance I have of getting a prosperous career - be as blunt as you want.

    I recently graduated with a third class honours degree (In Multimedia) from Glasgow Caledonian University, and although I feel I am better than this, grades dont lie. I will not make excuses about why I didnt achieve a better classification, although a complete lack of interest in the chosen course after a couple of months of honours year probably didnt help. I felt that I just didnt want to do the course in question, but decided to continue (as many people kept at me with 'you might as well just finish it' or 'you have come this far'). I had a lot of money worrys during this term, and it led to a lot of stress. Part of me is glad its all over to be honest!.

    There are a couple of Ideas I have had over the last few weeks such as joining the police or the RAF, but they are prob just passing phases !!.

    So anyway, back to the point. A 3rd class honours result is particularly poor, is there any chance of a graduate scheme with an IT company or something!?
    Well, you're in great company. I have two Bachelors degrees myself. One is a 2:1 but the other is a ghastly 3rd!! Still, like I could give a ****!

    Actually, a degree is a degree; especially true when you're older and employers are more interested in whether you can do the job than which university you graduated from and with what classification.

    So, chin up!!
 
 
 
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