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    I'm coming towards the end of my time at university. Currently I'm only just achieving a first in psychology with forensic psychology at a mid-table university, but I will probably end up getting a 2:1. The thing is, I'm really not sure what I want to do afterwards. I've been interested in several jobs, but I always find I talk myself out of pursuing said jobs. Examples include joining the Police Now graduate scheme, but I feel like I'm not suited to police work. Becoming a teacher, but I'm nervous talking in front of people.
    Other jobs I'm interested in (developmental psychologist, forensic psychologist) require a masters and sometimes a doctorate. I feel I'm not ready to commit to a masters yet as it may just be more wasted money.
    I'm just so nervous for when the summer comes because I know I'm going to have to start looking for jobs. In an ideal world I would make it big as a screenwriter, but that seems pretty unrealistic.
    Is anyone else in the same boat? Has anyone got any tips?
    Cheers.
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    (Original post by Klopp_1996)
    I'm coming towards the end of my time at university. Currently I'm only just achieving a first in psychology with forensic psychology at a mid-table university, but I will probably end up getting a 2:1. The thing is, I'm really not sure what I want to do afterwards. I've been interested in several jobs, but I always find I talk myself out of pursuing said jobs. Examples include joining the Police Now graduate scheme, but I feel like I'm not suited to police work. Becoming a teacher, but I'm nervous talking in front of people.
    Other jobs I'm interested in (developmental psychologist, forensic psychologist) require a masters and sometimes a doctorate. I feel I'm not ready to commit to a masters yet as it may just be more wasted money.
    I'm just so nervous for when the summer comes because I know I'm going to have to start looking for jobs. In an ideal world I would make it big as a screenwriter, but that seems pretty unrealistic.
    Is anyone else in the same boat? Has anyone got any tips?
    Cheers.
    You need to get work experience to work out if the jobs are for you or not. People don't always know exactly what they want to do when they graduate and even later on in life and can change careers.
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    (Original post by Klopp_1996)
    I'm coming towards the end of my time at university. Currently I'm only just achieving a first in psychology with forensic psychology at a mid-table university, but I will probably end up getting a 2:1. The thing is, I'm really not sure what I want to do afterwards. I've been interested in several jobs, but I always find I talk myself out of pursuing said jobs. Examples include joining the Police Now graduate scheme, but I feel like I'm not suited to police work. Becoming a teacher, but I'm nervous talking in front of people.
    Other jobs I'm interested in (developmental psychologist, forensic psychologist) require a masters and sometimes a doctorate. I feel I'm not ready to commit to a masters yet as it may just be more wasted money.
    I'm just so nervous for when the summer comes because I know I'm going to have to start looking for jobs. In an ideal world I would make it big as a screenwriter, but that seems pretty unrealistic.
    Is anyone else in the same boat? Has anyone got any tips?
    Cheers.
    As alleycat says getting work experience is essential. Not just for you to work out what you do/don't want to do but also because employers expect graduates to have work experience. Also go to your uni careers centre if you haven't already, see what help and advice they can offer. They may be able to suggest something you haven't thought of which is a better fit for you.
 
 
 
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