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    Hi,
    So my situation is basically I am a BEng ChemEng student at an RG Uni who is going to graduate with a very low 2.2 (50-52%)! I won't go into detail explaining how I got into this situation because I'm sure you've heard it all already. I also have no work experience so I feel sort of hopeless. Anyone who knows about the jobmarket have any advice for me ? Atm all I can see myself doing is stacking shelves and its frustrating me! Is there even any hope for me to do anything with that degree or should I just consider studying something else all over again?
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    (Original post by Thechillyone)
    Hi,
    So my situation is basically I am a BEng ChemEng student at an RG Uni who is going to graduate with a very low 2.2 (50-52%)! I won't go into detail explaining how I got into this situation because I'm sure you've heard it all already. I also have no work experience so I feel sort of hopeless. Anyone who knows about the jobmarket have any advice for me ? Atm all I can see myself doing is stacking shelves and its frustrating me! Is there even any hope for me to do anything with that degree or should I just consider studying something else all over again?
    Hey don't be too down. My son got a 2.2 from a RG too - in physics.

    At the end of the day you have a science degree. Why don't you try teaching - my son has done it and has done phenomenally well. He will never be unemployed and teaching is highly respected.
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    Hey don't be too down. My son got a 2.2 from a RG too - in physics.

    At the end of the day you have a science degree. Why don't you try teaching - my son has done it and has done phenomenally well. He will never be unemployed and teaching is highly respected.
    Hi,
    Congratulations to your son i really hope I end up sorting my life out after this!

    I've looked into teaching and unfortunately I don't think it is for me and I don't think it's be fair to my prospective students to pick teaching as a 'last resort'. I wish I could still go into engineering because that is what i am passionate about but unfortunately I am aware that it may be unlikely in my current situation.

    It's strange how you can spend years of your life working hard towards goal just to make a few mistakes at the very last hurdle and be essentially set back to where you started
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    (Original post by Thechillyone)
    Hi,
    Congratulations to your son i really hope I end up sorting my life out after this!

    I've looked into teaching and unfortunately I don't think it is for me and I don't think it's be fair to my prospective students to pick teaching as a 'last resort'. I wish I could still go into engineering because that is what i am passionate about but unfortunately I am aware that it may be unlikely in my current situation.

    It's strange how you can spend years of your life working hard towards goal just to make a few mistakes at the very last hurdle and be essentially set back to where you started
    No don't think like that.

    Teach in a private school - great kids great parents - embrace your degree - people look differently at you when you are a teacher
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    (Original post by Thechillyone)
    Hi,
    Congratulations to your son i really hope I end up sorting my life out after this!

    I've looked into teaching and unfortunately I don't think it is for me and I don't think it's be fair to my prospective students to pick teaching as a 'last resort'. I wish I could still go into engineering because that is what i am passionate about but unfortunately I am aware that it may be unlikely in my current situation.

    It's strange how you can spend years of your life working hard towards goal just to make a few mistakes at the very last hurdle and be essentially set back to where you started
    Have you actually tried looking at and applying for jobs?
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    Have you actually tried looking at and applying for jobs?
    I have applied to Doosan Babcock and Tata Steel but no reply from either....everything else asks for a 2.1
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    (Original post by Thechillyone)
    I have applied to Doosan Babcock and Tata Steel but no reply from either....everything else asks for a 2.1
    No reply yet does not equate to a rejection.

    When browsing Gradcracker recently I was surprised to see the amount of positions open to applicants with a 2:2.

    Try directly approaching companies and networking. You don't have to just apply to vacancies you see advertised. Google the "hidden jobs market".
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    (Original post by Smack)
    No reply yet does not equate to a rejection.

    When browsing Gradcracker recently I was surprised to see the amount of positions open to applicants with a 2:2.

    Try directly approaching companies and networking. You don't have to just apply to vacancies you see advertised. Google the "hidden jobs market".
    Interesting! I will have a look right away thank you very much!
 
 
 
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