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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    An accredited Biomed degree can lead to a job directly within the field, but as with psychology, there are simply too many graduates per year for this path to be an 'automatic' one (like Med, Teaching, Vet Med etc). So, the vast majority of biomed grads will have to get work experience and look for other generalist careers.

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    Ummmm... I'm pretty sure Biomed is ONE of the most popular degree courses out there... lol... I personally think theres wayyyyyy more biomed grads than Psych grads
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    question what are some famous psychology graduates preferably British?

    Also is it possible to do psychology and become in journalism/a freelance writer (out of interest...)
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    question what are some famous psychology graduates preferably British?

    Also is it possible to do psychology and become in journalism/a freelance writer (out of interest...)
    Yes to the second Q.

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    Yes to the second Q.

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    is this from personal experience or just because the skills gained in a psychology degree are transferable? would I need work experience in the journalism industry to match other candidates to break in the industry.I think I want to be nearly every creative job in the world i swear...i just dont want to spend the time in a office destroying myself...#bigdreams
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    is this from personal experience or just because the skills gained in a psychology degree are transferable? would I need work experience in the journalism industry to match other candidates to break in the industry.I think I want to be nearly every creative job in the world i swear...i just dont want to spend the time in a office destroying myself...#bigdreams
    Ran a linkedin search.

    Get some experience blogging/writing up pieces, make contacts in the industry and try to get work experience (which is tough because most outlets don't pay). Most people don't go into tbe field of their degree and most enployers don't require a specific degree. The world is your oyster for a career outwith the obvious exceptions - architect, engineer etc.
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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    Hi, can I ask, did you go straight into a masters after you graduated? I need to take a year out to save money, and to be honest I've only just realised that I do actually want to do a masters.... Do you think a year out will effect my chances?

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what did you graduate with?

    Hey,

    I actually took a year out before doing my masters and was really glad I did. I would certainly recommend getting some experience within the field of mental health and really using that year to develop your practical skills, whether it is voluntary work or securing some paid support work. I actually went on the Graduate Mental Health Placement run by SLV and volunteered in a psychiatric facility in Sri Lanka for 3 months. When it came to securing my place on my masters, it was definitely this experience that they were most interested in, as not many other people could comment on mental health management in an entirely different cultural context.

    I graduated with a 2:1 and it took me a while to decide on my masters. But if you can prove you have actively worked towards gaining experience in Psychology then it will work in your favour.
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    (Original post by PsychPrincess)
    I don't think I'll get the grades to get a placement year (they only told us after our semester 1 exams :/ I would've tried much harder had I known...)

    I honestly find this degree so useless now, I've always wanted to be a forensic psychologist or even a clinical is great for me but tbh it seems that the chances are very slim even with a 2:1 or first...

    Not really sure what to do with life or how I will fund myself to even survive in the future without a job like I don't want to be working a retail job for £300 a month with a psychology degree just to make ends meet I legit am really freaking out now

    Every degree seems useless, medicine and engineering is the sh*t now
    To be honest, you're not doing yourself any favours calling it useless when you're the one not motivated enough to pursue further study if you've 'always' wanted to be a forensic psychologist. Yes, it's difficult obviously (I want to go into the psychological field too) but don't call it useless if you're the one who isn't going for it. A few years of your life studying is nothing compared to working in retail for the next 50 years.
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    https://reflectionnights.wordpress.c...get-you-a-job/
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    This article is on point!
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    (Original post by CCC75)
    This article is on point!
    Thank you so much!
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Ran a linkedin search.

    Get some experience blogging/writing up pieces, make contacts in the industry and try to get work experience (which is tough because most outlets don't pay). Most people don't go into tbe field of their degree and most enployers don't require a specific degree. The world is your oyster for a career outwith the obvious exceptions - architect, engineer etc.
    how did you find it on linkedin?
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    What even is there to do with a computer science degree?
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    What even is there to do with a computer science degree?
    Srs?


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    Srs?


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    huh?
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    huh?
    There's loads of routes available with a CS degree! From technical, to quasi-technical, to finance, to general business, to research - all depends on your interests.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    There's loads of routes available with a CS degree! From technical, to quasi-technical, to finance, to general business, to research - all depends on your interests.
    How could I go with finance ?
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    How could I go with finance ?
    Quant trading at a proprietary trading firm, quant hedge funds, sales&trading/structuring at an investment bank, investment banking (especially covering tech companies), equity research (again, covering tech companies), quant research, asset management etc..

    Most of the IBs recruit via the internship --(convert)--> grad job offer schedule, but I think you'd be alright applying for prop shops/asset management firms in final year, not so much with the i-banks..

    Could also just apply to normal finance grad schemes, i.e. the support function in large companies.

    Basically, most finance schemes are pretty open to whichever degree you do (granted competition is fierce so you do need to have a lot of interest in the area) and some (i.e. prop shops, derivatives trading desks at banks) will value your CS knowledge very highly.

    Worth a shot if you have genuine interest - given the number of firms out there you'll have some success if you prepare thoroughly for the application process which can be immensely difficult (especially at the prop shops where they will GRILL you on mental maths + probability).

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Quant trading at a proprietary trading firm, quant hedge funds, sales&trading/structuring at an investment bank, investment banking (especially covering tech companies), equity research (again, covering tech companies), quant research, asset management etc..

    Most of the IBs recruit via the internship --(convert)--> grad job offer schedule, but I think you'd be alright applying for prop shops/asset management firms in final year, not so much with the i-banks..

    Could also just apply to normal finance grad schemes, i.e. the support function in large companies.

    Basically, most finance schemes are pretty open to whichever degree you do (granted competition is fierce so you do need to have a lot of interest in the area) and some (i.e. prop shops, derivatives trading desks at banks) will value your CS knowledge very highly.

    Worth a shot if you have genuine interest - given the number of firms out there you'll have some success if you prepare thoroughly for the application process which can be immensely difficult (especially at the prop shops where they will GRILL you on mental maths + probability).

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    Damn daniel!

    Thanks a lot.
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    Damn daniel!

    Thanks a lot.
    Lol that's so old
 
 
 
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