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    I am curious to see what degree people are taking and what career they want to pursue? Is it wise to choose a course based on what you find interesting instead of what you think you'll need for a certain career? I am totally torn about what course to take at university as I don't really have a clear idea of what career I want, I just know that I really want to go to university.
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    I am curious to see what degree people are taking and what career they want to pursue? Is it wise to choose a course based on what you find interesting instead of what you think you'll need for a certain career? I am totally torn about what course to take at university as I don't really have a clear idea of what career I want, I just know that I really want to go to university.
    Degree: Data Science/Maths and Computer Science

    Intended career: 'technology, media and telecommunications' (TMT) coverage investment banking or strategy consulting or product management at a tech company (or IP law). The first two are where I'm most likely to head.

    Reasoning: I like maths, programming and generally anything that involves logic (like CS theory). However, I want to go into a 'generalist' job which could keep my options open for even cooler roles further down the line. Business, strategy and finance are all super fascinating - I feel they'd be great areas to utilise my problem solving skills I'll gain via my degree.

    Advice: Choose a course you like because for the most part, you'll have a bunch of career routes open to you anyway. 70% of grad jobs don't require a specific degree, and the vast majority of grads don't end up in the field of their degree. Unless you have a defined path i mind (i.e. becoming a doctor, an engineer, an architect, a vet etc), you'll most likely have lots of doors open to you no matter which degree you go for.

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