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    I have an offer for International Business from the University of Warwick, as well as an offer for Combined Honours in Social Sciences from Durham. Both unconditional.

    If I firm durham, I would split my 6 modules between Economics, Business, and Geography. I love human geography. I really like both Unis, but I think Durham is less claustrophobic, and the university has a better name.

    However, the Durham Business School has a worse name. So i'm wondering if I will be limiting my career prospects if I turn down Warwick and decide to go to Durham. Also, i'm not sure if I will be doing a masters degree...how would doing combined honours at Durham affect my chance of doing a masters in business at a top business school (assuming I do well in uni)?

    Thank you for any help, this is an extremely tough decision ):
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    (Original post by swissinuk)
    I have an offer for International Business from the University of Warwick, as well as an offer for Combined Honours in Social Sciences from Durham. Both unconditional.

    If I firm durham, I would split my 6 modules between Economics, Business, and Geography. I love human geography. I really like both Unis, but I think Durham is less claustrophobic, and the university has a better name.

    However, the Durham Business School has a worse name. So i'm wondering if I will be limiting my career prospects if I turn down Warwick and decide to go to Durham. Also, i'm not sure if I will be doing a masters degree...how would doing combined honours at Durham affect my chance of doing a masters in business at a top business school (assuming I do well in uni)?

    Thank you for any help, this is an extremely tough decision ):
    Oh for heavens sake - many people would give their eye teeth to have an offer from either of those universities. Just go with the one you prefer. At the end of the day it is about your attitude towards work and your experience etc. My daughter turned down Cambridge to go to Imperial - she is doing fine.
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    Oh for heavens sake - many people would give their eye teeth to have an offer from either of those universities. Just go with the one you prefer. At the end of the day it is about your attitude towards work and your experience etc. My daughter turned down Cambridge to go to Imperial - she is doing fine.
    Look at it this way: a year ago I was about to go to a "bad" university, worked very hard studying for IB exams, decided to take a gap year after results came out so I could apply to new unis, and now i'm rotting away doing nothing because it wasn't planned at all...I just want to make the best of this opportunity. Sorry if I come across ungrateful.
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    (Original post by swissinuk)
    Look at it this way: a year ago I was about to go to a "bad" university, worked very hard studying for IB exams, decided to take a gap year after results came out so I could apply to new unis, and now i'm rotting away doing nothing because it wasn't planned at all...I just want to make the best of this opportunity. Sorry if I come across ungrateful.
    So you need to be getting work experience NOW - don't "rot" away. It is dog eat dog in the real world and any useful experience on the CV will give you the edge.

    Now all you need to do is work hard and get a decent degree. Remember to apply for internships during your first year - and why not go and work overseas for 6 months and get a language - all useful
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    So you need to be getting work experience NOW - don't "rot" away. It is dog eat dog in the real world and any useful experience on the CV will give you the edge.

    Now all you need to do is work hard and get a decent degree. Remember to apply for internships during your first year - and why not go and work overseas for 6 months and get a language - all useful
    Thank you. Up until now I was rotting away, but I actually have things lined up for until Uni starts. Thanks for the advice.
 
 
 
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