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    Just about to do a second masters and I just don't have the drive to do it!? I have always been a very driven person (failed GCSE, was diagnosed with server dyslexia [at the time of taking GCSE I had the reading age of a 7 year old] but just 6 years later spend my masters placement at the top uni in the world studying black holes!) but lately I just can be asked! I chose to move away from astrophysics and into a more mathematical discipline (theoretical physics or applied maths). I'm currently on the theoretical physics course but feel that I should have done applied maths. I can't change as the graduate careers development loan is fixed to that course and if I drop off I must start repayments right away. I want to go into Investment banking, but theoretical physics seems quite useless in this respect?! What do I do?!

    I was told by several people that I could easily change the loan - but others on the help line say I can't?! I am due to leave tommrow and thinking about throwing in the towel, maybe I'm just Burnt out?!

    I done a ton of research and just don't know whether theoretical physics will get me anywhere and now I know that I'm worried that I wont have the drive, I use to push through with the idea that some day I would be somebody, but without that I have no drive. What do I do?!
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    sorry have no idea what or where that link came from. My computer has a trojan :/
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    anybody?
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    No learning is useless. Continue on the track you are on now and in the mean time do some thinking about where you want to go next.

    If you are going to be a deep thinker/analyst, you also need to become a decision maker, otherwise you will constantly be faced with self-inflicted dilemmas in life!
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    (Original post by Sammy boy)
    Just about to do a second masters and I just don't have the drive to do it!? I have always been a very driven person (failed GCSE, was diagnosed with server dyslexia [at the time of taking GCSE I had the reading age of a 7 year old] but just 6 years later spend my masters placement at the top uni in the world studying black holes!) but lately I just can be asked! I chose to move away from astrophysics and into a more mathematical discipline (theoretical physics or applied maths). I'm currently on the theoretical physics course but feel that I should have done applied maths. I can't change as the graduate careers development loan is fixed to that course and if I drop off I must start repayments right away. I want to go into Investment banking, but theoretical physics seems quite useless in this respect?! What do I do?!

    I was told by several people that I could easily change the loan - but others on the help line say I can't?! I am due to leave tommrow and thinking about throwing in the towel, maybe I'm just Burnt out?!

    I done a ton of research and just don't know whether theoretical physics will get me anywhere and now I know that I'm worried that I wont have the drive, I use to push through with the idea that some day I would be somebody, but without that I have no drive. What do I do?!
    Theoretical physics can get you everywhere. It's still considered the elite scientific discipline. A physicist is the star of Robert Harris' new novel The Fear Index about the world of finance.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fear-Index-R...7565385&sr=1-1
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    when you say "everywhere", do you have any examples? I need to see some concrete evidence? Industrys don't seem keen and if I'm think about investment banking I think I need more experience with computational physics :/. Sorry I just need some evidence.
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    Fair enough. I don't know that much about it to be honest but you may be focusing too much on the qualification. They have to like you as well!!
    I'm sure your Maths knowledge would not be in doubt CV wouldn't be amongst the first to be thrown out.
    Have you seen this relevant discussion at physicsforums?
    http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=532100
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    Ha thanks for the link. I'm just concerned about taking a second masters - being another year older and ending up unhappy :/ The career development loan has not yet gone thought and I have the chance to walk away. Not sure what to do yet :/.
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    I have seen some investment bank recruiters (who look legit) advertise online. May be they can advise. Well have a good think and good luck!
 
 
 
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