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    Ok so I've just graduated with a low 2:1 in Economics but it dawned on me during 2nd year that I don't want to do anything office orientated ever, as time went on I didn't pursue an alternative so now I'm kind of trapped. I'm taking a year out for health reasons and need advice going forward

    Torn between getting a masters in Economics, getting a job in Economics next year, converting to law via a GDL and then doing the LBC or BPT (?)

    Does anyone have any advice on which of these ends up with the least boring career/is the hardest/has the most monetary returns?

    Also, regarding internships if I wanted to do any this year would it be too late to apply? How do I apply?

    I know these are questions even an 18 year old should have the answer to but I'm not much of a forward thinker, thanks in advance
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    Bump, someone help pls
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    (Original post by portvaldes)
    Ok so I've just graduated with a low 2:1 in Economics but it dawned on me during 2nd year that I don't want to do anything office orientated ever, as time went on I didn't pursue an alternative so now I'm kind of trapped. I'm taking a year out for health reasons and need advice going forward

    Torn between getting a masters in Economics, getting a job in Economics next year, converting to law via a GDL and then doing the LBC or BPT (?)

    Does anyone have any advice on which of these ends up with the least boring career/is the hardest/has the most monetary returns?

    Also, regarding internships if I wanted to do any this year would it be too late to apply? How do I apply?

    I know these are questions even an 18 year old should have the answer to but I'm not much of a forward thinker, thanks in advance
    Why would you do the GDL if you don't want an office job? Most legal jobs will require a pretty heavy amount of time in an office doing work.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Why would you do the GDL if you don't want an office job? Most legal jobs will require a pretty heavy amount of time in an office doing work.
    Forgot to mention I realised it might be too late for me to avoid an office job at this point, just looking for the least instensive office job

    Would you recommend the Economics route or the Law route?
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    (Original post by portvaldes)
    Forgot to mention I realised it might be too late for me to avoid an office job at this point, just looking for the least instensive office job

    Would you recommend the Economics route or the Law route?
    Neither if you aren't interested in an intense office job.
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    (Original post by portvaldes)
    Forgot to mention I realised it might be too late for me to avoid an office job at this point, just looking for the least instensive office job

    Would you recommend the Economics route or the Law route?
    You have clearly done your research - law is very well known for its easy hours.
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    Not sure if sarcasm is it actually? I just need a safety net if my alternative career routes fail, they're all media orientated but I carry a lot of self-doubt, im gifted in the Economics and probably Law but have no passion for them
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Neither if you aren't interested in an intense office job.
    I know this is the correct answer but just looking for the lesser of two evils, any ideas?
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    (Original post by portvaldes)
    I know this is the correct answer but just looking for the lesser of two evils, any ideas?
    They are as evil as each other. I think you need to have a re-think and consider a different career path completely.

    I can't see any logic in you doing a Masters in Economics or the GDL based on what you have said so far. You'd only be doing either option if you knew exactly what type of career you wanted and if it was necessary for the job/career.
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    (Original post by Speckle)
    You have clearly done your research - law is very well known for its easy hours.
    Also to the fact law is mainly office work - clients did have lots of paperwork in their files! :sadnod::sigh:
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    Have you considered becoming a teacher or university professor in Economics or Law? That way you can do the subjects you love but not in an office?
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    The reality is all those pathways are heavily office orientated, particularly if in finance/solicitor
    Most money = IB or Barrister: For this, you really need to have gone to a top uni, like top 5 and also need a 1st or high 2:1
    Hardest = probably barrister
    'Least boring' = subjective, just remember must people who do law love law, often they're on much less than those in banking, but still enjoy it
    Personally I think all the options you outlined seem wrong to you
 
 
 
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