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    I suppose this is mainly a question for people who've graduated, but I was just wondering about the significance of extra-curriculars with regards to graduate jobs. I'm in my second year of a four year degree at the moment, and academically am doing very well (very high first in prelims), and also have a research internship arranged for this summer, and am also planning on doing something the summer after 3rd year as well. However, aside from a bit of college-level sport and working at interviews, I don't really have any constructive extra-curricular activities to speak of - no JCR position, no University-level sport, not on any committees of any societies or anything like that. Mainly because there's nothing that I'm both especially passionate about and good at (other than my subject), and that I could fit in around having quite a lot of contact hours.
    I was thus wondering if anybody with experience of getting a job after Ozford thought this would overly count against me when I'm competing against someone with, say, a low 2:1, but a blue and a JCR Vice-Presidentship or whatever under their belt, and so whether it was worth trying to get a position basically purely for CV points?
    EDIT: Jobs I'd be thinking of I didn't do a phd would probably include oil companies, patent law, fast stream, scientific consultancies etc.
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