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    Since Year 10 lol. Educational psychology, fml if I don't like psych at university.
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    I had no idea - actually, I still have no idea.

    I remember wanting to be Goku's girlfriend, from DBZ. Then I wanted to work for the CIA (only to find out that we have MI5). Then it was becoming a Doctor - only to find out that I faint at the sight of blood. Then after that, I decided to just stick with Law, until I actually applied for it and changed my mind to English.

    I obviously haven't gone that far with my life...
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    Mechanical Engineering.
    I watched too much MacGyver.
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    I wanted to be a barrister until I was about 17 when my dad started pushing me to do law. I opted for IR instead as I wanted to do a politics-style degree.

    I've decided in the past few months that I want to go into teaching I';ve been with Brownies, Guides and Beavers for years so it's been staring me in the face since I was 12 and I've ignored it. I'm most comfortable around children and have a way with them apparently!

    I'm planning to work as a TA after graduating and then go onto a PGCE or GTP once I've got classroom experience.

    If I don't like it, then I'm buggered!
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    Not at all. When I was younger I wanted to be pretty much everything and anything: farmer, vet, pilot, soldier, and pretty much everything else. I orginally went to study ancient history at uni, but I dropped out. I'm now about to graduate in English lit, so my academic life has always been about doing stuff because I enjoy it rather than for any specific future purpose. After this degree I'm studying to be a lawyer. I haven't always had a burning desire to be one, but I think it will be interesting work.

    There's too much pressure on young people to decide what to do, and there's an idea that if people haven't found their ideal job by the 23d birthday then they've pretty much failed. There's no need to be sure of what you want to do at such a young age. Anyway, the whole concept of an 'ideal job' is pretty silly, imo. Your career won't ever mean everything, it's not the be-all and end-all of life. I'm not saying you shouldn't try to get a job you enjoy - of course you should - but rather that it's not the only thing in life that matters.
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    No. I changed my mind many times and, when in clearing, changed my mind again.

    It was nearly:

    History
    English
    Philosophy
    Sociology
    Psychology
    Politics
    Anthropology(social)
    Law

    FML for being interested in so many things.


    Career: I still don't know.

    It was:

    Accountant
    Barrister
    Management Consultant

    Then it was:

    Work for a think tank or the civil service.

    Now it's more:

    Teaching of some sort
    Journalism
    Publishing

    At the end of the day I will probably end up working in Tesco (but in this case hopefully on a grad scheme XD)

    In short: I had and have no idea. I could have happily studied most, if not all of those degrees and I change my mind about my future a lot. I may drop out and just get a retail job.
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    (Original post by Bella Occhi)
    No, I still don't know what I want to do It's been a different thing every month!
    No, that's meant to happen every month....

    ... oh wait, wrong thing, dw.
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    (Original post by geetar)
    Not at all. When I was younger I wanted to be pretty much everything and anything: farmer, vet, pilot, soldier, and pretty much everything else. I orginally went to study ancient history at uni, but I dropped out. I'm now about to graduate in English lit, so my academic life has always been about doing stuff because I enjoy it rather than for any specific future purpose. After this degree I'm studying to be a lawyer. I haven't always had a burning desire to be one, but I think it will be interesting work.

    There's too much pressure on young people to decide what to do, and there's an idea that if people haven't found their ideal job by the 23d birthday then they've pretty much failed. There's no need to be sure of what you want to do at such a young age. Anyway, the whole concept of an 'ideal job' is pretty silly, imo. Your career won't ever mean everything, it's not the be-all and end-all of life. I'm not saying you shouldn't try to get a job you enjoy - of course you should - but rather that it's not the only thing in life that matters.
    Great post, completely agree.
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    I've always known I never wanted a career. Ugh.
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    I've wanted to be everything and anything at some stage in my life, but the only realistic one for me was a secondary school teacher so I'm doing a PGCE now and really I wish I didn't want to be a teacher but I do! Worst year of my life!!
    I don't know what other jobs I could do.
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    I want to do either Medicine or Pharmacy. Not entirely sure, it could just be something which involves Biology and/or Chemistry. I'm 16 and it 'dawned on me' when I was 13 . For the previous 5 years or so I hadn't actually given it much though but when asked what I wanted to be when I grow up by relatives on my 8th birthday (it obviously wasn't a serious question and my answer was absurd, too), I said that I wanted to be either a university professor or own a pony farm.. or preferably both. I wish things worked this way. :awesome:
    Oh well, I still like ponies so I might reconsider XD.
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    Well I've always thought I'd do a degree if anyone asked me, just because it seemed it was "what everyone did" (shamefully middle class, I know). And English has been my favourite subject since year 3 :lol:. But I don't think it was until year 8 when I looked up a Uni and actually said yes, this is what I want to do. I did decide Physics was the way for me for about 6 months in year 9, but otherwise I've been the same since. Although I don't think it was a little way into the GCSE course and when I got some criticism/introduction to Literature books out the library that I really understood what the study of Literature was, as opposed to English lessons. I may still change my mind though

    Career-wise - still no idea :rofl:
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    I've known my entire life that I wanted to do a physics degree, which specific area I would specialise in fluctuated a bit, until about 4 years ago. I've pretty much got my whole life planned
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    I'm pretty envious of people who do know, but I know that whatever I choose is going to involve working hard, so must make sure I enjoy it. I thought I had an idea then changed my mind, but I guess that's pretty common. I have a few ideas but guess I don't really know enough, so for now I've decided to focus on working hard on my course first and foremost.
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    Nope. In fact I still don't know.
 
 
 
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