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Just out of interest...

What did you study at university?

When did you graduate?

What classification did you get?

How long after graduation did you get your 'ideal' job? What is your job title?
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Maths.
July 2012.
6 months. During this time I got a job as a temp in a store, but not an ideal role.
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Maths.
July 2012.
6 months. During this time I got a job as a temp in a store, but not an ideal role.
What is your ideal job?
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I haven't had mine yet, but I don't know what I want to do long-term.

I graduated from Bristol in 2011 and 6 months later I was temping as a copywriter. Two and a half years down the line and I alternate between freelance copywriting and relatively well paid (between £12 and £15 per hour) temporary copywriting positions. I'm still making my mind up about what I want to do for the rest of my life, but for the moment this is fine.
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(Original post by Dee Leigh)
Just out of interest...

What did you study at university?
Chemistry
When did you graduate?
2008
What classification did you get?
2.ii
How long after graduation did you get your 'ideal' job?
0 days, I got it a couple of months before graduation
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(Original post by Quady)
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What is your job role? How did you manage to secure the job prior to graduation?
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(Original post by Dee Leigh)
Just out of interest...

What did you study at university?

When did you graduate?

What classification did you get?

How long after graduation did you get your 'ideal' job? What is your job title?
Maths
2013
1st (just)
Got offer in Sep 2012, started work in Sep 2013. Offer was conditional on 2:1.
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(Original post by Dee Leigh)
Just out of interest...

What did you study at university?

When did you graduate?

What classification did you get?

How long after graduation did you get your 'ideal' job? What is your job title?
1. Engineering
2. 2011
3. 2.1
4. ~3 months
5. Management Consultant
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1. Building surveying
2. Still haven't
3. On course for a first
4. Already have it! I'm a building surveyor on placement
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What is your job role? How did you manage to secure the job prior to graduation?
Look back to my posts from 2008 in Career & Employment

Well I applied for it in the September of my final year. Most grad scheme application Deadlines are Sept - Dec and its best to apply in your final year (then you're employed on graduation rather than waiting a year).
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As said by the guy above, people tend to secure graduate jobs prior graduation so that they can start around jul - sept.
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I haven't had mine yet, but I don't know what I want to do long-term.

I graduated from Bristol in 2011 and 6 months later I was temping as a copywriter. Two and a half years down the line and I alternate between freelance copywriting and relatively well paid (between £12 and £15 per hour) temporary copywriting positions. I'm still making my mind up about what I want to do for the rest of my life, but for the moment this is fine.
How did you manage to get your job copywriting? I am interested in doing some freelance work alongside my studies.
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How did you manage to get your job copywriting? I am interested in doing some freelance work alongside my studies.
The freelance work has been mostly luck; somebody posted on Gumtree looking for copywriters as he was a copywriter with too many clients, and I started doing work for him. Further down the line he passed on some clients of his own and word of mouth gets you the rest of the way.
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Microbiology and Virology - First Class
Graduated July 2013
5 months (when I was offered/"got" the job - my first day is tomorrow :woo:)
My new job is a Research Technician role in a University research group. I was going for Research Assistant jobs at first, which had a bit more independent experimental work. After a few interviews for those sorts of roles, though, I realized I probably wouldn't get one without a Masters, and I don't want to do a PhD quite yet. It's a very good job, though, much better than the job I did for 3 months as a Lab Tech in a commercial lab. Absolutely hated it, it was boring and not the sort of environment I want to be in. I'm so glad for this new job.
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