sorry but saying that there aren't many jobs out there for graduates doing french or german or even modern languages for that matter is ridiculous.
have you seen how many articles have been in papers lately about how language degrees are one of the most useful degrees you could have because of the job possibilities!
I always thought that the IT industry had crashed after the dot com boom in the late 90's. Or at least that's what the papers say. And I agree with rockin rio: the lack of people doing modern languages has meant a glut of jobs in the market for those. And yes, those are graduate jobs...
What would you even class as a graduate job anyway? You can eventually work to that level if you didn't do a degree, so surely it must be a pretentious factor on which to base employment?
Employers look for experience, experience, experience.
If your fresh out of university they will look at your aptitude for the job, most large companies will train you in house too their way of doing things, so it's not neccessarily about your degree, just wether you would fit in with current enviroment etc.
I'm doing nursing so hopefully a job won't be a problem for me, well in 3 years time, and it gives me a base to do other things aswell. But i also thought about Fine art and i would have done that because i love art not because of a job, i didn't choose nursing because of a job either i chose it because its something i have always wanted to do. i don't think you should choose a degree just because of jobs, you have to enjoy your degree.
Most of the network administrators I have known havn't gone the comp. science degree route; started quite young in-house instead.
Its for my own knowledge too, i'd ideally like a research or development position somewhere. Doing a degree means that if that fails, I can go for the teaching route too.
Network administration has to be the most boring job ever.
I didn't want to dampen your illusions about network admin, yep it would in my opinion be a complete waste of degree.
Jesus. At the end of the day, it's the skills you learn by doing your degree which prove important to employers. I want to do History, ok, it might not have the greatest employment stats; but I like it, and that's the main thing.
There are too many people undertaking degrees for prestige nowadays.
Plus, modern languages are very useful, you can do many things with it, and like I say, it's the skills acquired which prove useful and employable.
One can argue, that there isn't a job market, but I don't see how that is true, because you don't have to do what your degree was.
I can do History, and become a lawyer for example, or anything else for that matter.
A lot about getting a graduate job isn't neccessariyl the relevnac eof your degree - more the fact that your employer is able to tick the box "has a 2:1". Basially yeah the content of your degree is important but only up to a point - your peronslaity and dedication tc. are as important.
As for forign languages and sociology, I don't know why you picked those as examples of degrees with poor prospects because there is TONNES of stuff you an do with those. If anything, computer science would seem like a dodgy degree to me in terms of prospects in light of the huge glut of those qulified to work with computers in the labour market...
I believe "liking" it is the most important for me. Maybe not others.
I have a desire to learn more than just A - level, and i'm not old enough to worry about the consequences. I will have gained a degree, and yes I will be in debt, but if my job doesn't pay this off, then at least I have knowledge. One can't put a price on knowledge.
I understand for others, this might sound stupid, but as long as somebody has a passion and desire to do something, surely they will always benefit some how? I know i'll probably be in £20,000 debt but it's a price I am willing to pay and a gamble I'll take. Are you saying that the current job market should affect what I study at university? Surely that changes all of the time?
Why does it matter if I can't get a job that you deem acceptable when I've finished my languages degree if I'm far more educated than you, and enjoying my life ?
doing physio....so id be lying if i said i wasnt in this course to get the job at the end of it...cos obviously i am. But, its more about being useful to society, and having something to offer afterwards for the good of society, especially as ive been funded by the kind taxpayers of britain! Giving something back is what counts to me, and having the hell of a time along the way.
I dont feel that my degree wont be useful, as there is a shortage of physios in the NHS........however there is a shortage in openings for freshly graduated physio's in the NHS, these places are not being made available, as the juniors are not able to move up the ranks, due to the lack of opportunity in the senior positions.I just hope that after my three years of hardwork, because it is a hard course, that my degree will be used for the benefit of society.
I'm hopefully going to do a bit of travelling after I graduate, and then hopefully end up working in the EU or qualify as a solicitor.