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    So, I study English at the moment at a university in London. I have no idea what to do after because I definitely don't want to be a writer or teacher, and to be honest I don't know what else you can do with an English degree.
    Also, the only thing I am sure of is that I want to end up in New York at some point in my life, with a job I love and an apartment, I just don't know how to go about making this happen. Even though I do English, there are some times I wish to do a Law conversion course just so I have more options but I just don't know!! Help!

    English is a pretty well rounded degree which you can apply to almost any job.
    A few careers that spring to mind that I think would be particularly suitable;
    - Journalism
    - Media
    - Marketing/PR
    - Politics
    - Teaching
    - General office/admin work
    - Business

    This said, most graduate jobs that I've seen just require a 'degree', unless it's really specific like Law or Medicine it doesn't matter what it is or where it's from. I've got a friend who studied Drama at uni and is now on a graduate scheme doing accounting for a major global firm. Just make sure you get as high grade as you can!

    If you want to travel and live in New York I think Journalism would be a pretty good career choice for you because you can do it freelance so it's easier to move around/flexible and journalism often requires travel and moving abroad. My friend is a journalist and has just been sent to Serbia for a couple of days to report on immigration there. (Perhaps you don't want to go to Serbia but hopefully you get my point, haha!)

    I hope this helps, don't beat yourself up about it. If it's really getting to you perhaps try speaking to your university careers advice team (if they don't have one, which would be surprising, there's plenty of careers advice companies around the UK that can help, just do some googling!)

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