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    Hello guys, I've just recently graduated with a first class MEng from Nottingham and been living now at my parents house. I really don't feel like I'm ready for work now and I want to be an expert in my field so that's why I've applied to a PhD position. I managed to get a amazing studentship funded by a top firm at imperial (which pays me 2k a month). I passed my first interview and now got the last one next Friday.

    My parents always put me down when I say something about pursuing my career in my field. If I don't apply to finance, I can see they kind being frustrated cos I will only be earning 2k a month! I haven't told them but they keep asking if this interview is for somewhere "posher" than banking/trading. It is really annoying they always put me down even though I'm trying to pursue my career in something I like. 😩😩 I don't know how to ignore them, they are my parents and their opinions are so important to me
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    (Original post by Engrb)
    Hello guys, I've just recently graduated with a first class MEng from Nottingham and been living now at my parents house. I really don't feel like I'm ready for work now and I want to be an expert in my field so that's why I've applied to a PhD position. I managed to get a amazing studentship funded by a top firm at imperial (which pays me 2k a month). I passed my first interview and now got the last one next Friday.

    My parents always put me down when I say something about pursuing my career in my field. If I don't apply to finance, I can see they kind being frustrated cos I will only be earning 2k a month! I haven't told them but they keep asking if this interview is for somewhere "posher" than banking/trading. It is really annoying they always put me down even though I'm trying to pursue my career in something I like. 😩😩 I don't know how to ignore them, they are my parents and their opinions are so important to me
    2k a month is still £24,000 a year which is a decent amount for a new graduate. *
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    I guess it comes down to whether you want to be happy or whether you want your parents to be happy. I suspect despite the pressures they might be putting on you, even they would prefer you to be happy over them.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    2k a month is still £24,000 a year which is a decent amount for a new graduate. *
    To be left with 2k a month after taxes as a graduate you'll need to be on over 30k.
 
 
 
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