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    I'm looking at university options at the moment and am considering chemistry however after looking at careers with the subject, have not found anything that appeals to me. So was wondering what else was available. In school in studying chemistry, biology, maths and art. My hobbies outside of school (ive talked to a few people about this and have been asked by them all) are TV/film, playing the piano and languages (I'm currently learning russian)

    The most important thing is to find two or three careers that you would love first, and then base your courses around that.

    For example, you could do Media, Music, Business and a foreign language. This could open up:

    - Record Company Management
    - Lots of positions in Film & TV (although this field is something that relies almost entirely on networking).
    - Placements abroad in the above placements where companies need to send multi-lingual reps.

    Depending on the kind of music you like, you could choose a language from that. EDM? Try Dutch. Classical or Jazz? Try Italian or French. Latin and South American? Try Portuguese, etc.

    Russian is most likely going to help you best in Film and TV, but you need to be careful not to get pinned down as a runner who conveniently speaks Russian so they can just do stupid errands for the crew. Being the runner is a good place to meet people, but a bad place to move up in the ranks, and you don't want a reputation in the industry that's neither fair nor representative of your abilities.

    Anyway, there are my two cents - I hope it helped.
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