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    Hi all,

    I've just graduated with 2:1 in biomedical science. I want to go travelling as I haven't had the opportunity yet. I have plans to go Interrailing around Europe in September for two weeks, but I've worked out I'm going to need about a grand in total.

    I am really starting to worry noe that I may have to completely forget about travelling and go into a career of sorts.

    But the trouble is again, though I loved my course, I don't know what career I want. Its gone from pathology, which I worked in last summer and no longer want to do, to journalism, to pharmaceuticals, and now to business intelligence/research in a similar field.

    I'll be honest with you all, I feel completely lost for the first time in my life, and it seems that every plan I come up with is totally flawed.

    Any of your opinions on my situation would be really appreciated. Thank you all in advance.

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    If you can't afford it, don't go travelling. Simple as that.

    If you get a job you can take two weeks' holiday and go Interrailing then,
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    Blunt but fair, I think that is what I'm going to do at the moment.

    Is anyone aware of any paid jobs abroad? Literally anywhere? Asia, Europe, America?

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    You could look into work abroad programs like BUNAC or Camp America. Some pay a small amount, some just put you up for free while you work for them.2
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      I have a friend who did some fairly menial work for a few months and then worked in hostels abroad to fund her gap year. I'll ask her what she thinks.

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      Work for six months, then go travelling for six months.

      Or look to travel to locations where you can get work for a short period. Ski resorts in the winter or bar work in beach resorts in the summer.
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      Guys, the OP doesn't want to go large scale travelling - 'I want to go Interrailing around Europe for around two weeks.'

      You can easily fit that into holiday from a job.
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      Get a job and think about a career . Maybe 4 year graduate medicine course ? You can get a grand easily after working for 2-3 months or take a loan from a friend and then go inter railing . Maybe after the traveling you would be a new person and not lost .

      A grand is nothing big to ask from a family member or friend , if you want to travel that much .

      My 2 Laari .


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      Are you working at the moment? If you're currently unemployed, you don't necessarily need to embark on a career yet, nothing's stopping you from taking a month of 60-hour weeks in a factory to earn the money, going interrailing to your heart's content and perhaps coming home with a clearer mind.

      In terms of paid jobs abroad, teaching English is the safe option, they pay at least enough to support yourself. Quite popular around Asia. I can't recommend any particular providers but I imagine there are lots of review sites.
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      (Original post by Porter Justice)
      Hi all,

      I've just graduated with 2:1 in biomedical science. I want to go travelling as I haven't had the opportunity yet. I have plans to go Interrailing around Europe in September for two weeks, but I've worked out I'm going to need about a grand in total.

      I am really starting to worry noe that I may have to completely forget about travelling and go into a career of sorts.

      But the trouble is again, though I loved my course, I don't know what career I want. Its gone from pathology, which I worked in last summer and no longer want to do, to journalism, to pharmaceuticals, and now to business intelligence/research in a similar field.

      I'll be honest with you all, I feel completely lost for the first time in my life, and it seems that every plan I come up with is totally flawed.

      Any of your opinions on my situation would be really appreciated. Thank you all in advance.

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      (Original post by Blackacre)
      I have a friend who did some fairly menial work for a few months and then worked in hostels abroad to fund her gap year. I'll ask her what she thinks.
      As RibenaRockstar said, it's only two weeks, which isn't really travelling, it's a holiday. Get a proper job, save up, and then book some annual leave. You'll probably get 28 days per year of annual leave, and two weeks travelling will only take up 10 days of leave.

      If you wanted to go travelling more long term you could get a working holiday visa in Australia, but that's the sort of thing you'd do for something closer to a year's worth of travelling, picking up some grunt work along the way to top your funds up. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1868026
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        (Original post by Origami Bullets)
        As RibenaRockstar said, it's only two weeks, which isn't really travelling, it's a holiday. Get a proper job, save up, and then book some annual leave. You'll probably get 28 days per year of annual leave, and two weeks travelling will only take up 10 days of leave.

        If you wanted to go travelling more long term you could get a working holiday visa in Australia, but that's the sort of thing you'd do for something closer to a year's worth of travelling, picking up some grunt work along the way to top your funds up. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1868026
        Yeah, the OP talks about interrailing, but in a subsequent post (4?) asks about Asia etc., so I thought you'd be a good person to ask since you've gone further afield! Ta.
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        (Original post by Porter Justice)
        Hi all,

        I've just graduated with 2:1 in biomedical science. I want to go travelling as I haven't had the opportunity yet. I have plans to go Interrailing around Europe in September for two weeks, but I've worked out I'm going to need about a grand in total.

        I am really starting to worry noe that I may have to completely forget about travelling and go into a career of sorts.

        But the trouble is again, though I loved my course, I don't know what career I want. Its gone from pathology, which I worked in last summer and no longer want to do, to journalism, to pharmaceuticals, and now to business intelligence/research in a similar field.

        I'll be honest with you all, I feel completely lost for the first time in my life, and it seems that every plan I come up with is totally flawed.

        Any of your opinions on my situation would be really appreciated. Thank you all in advance.

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        Do what I did.

        Apply to McDonalds on their Trainee Manager scheme.

        Work 6 months and use the cash to fund travel.

        McDs will pay you an OK Graduate level salary.

        Alternatively get a job in your chosen profession and bin it after 6 Months

        If you have access to plenty of credit.. use it .. then go bankrupt...You have years to sort out any issues and you are only young once.
       
       
       
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