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    Dear All,

    I am planning to apply for economics at university; I don't have too many connections so organising a work experience is going to be quite hard. Do any of you know what work experience would be good for economics applications and where/how to apply for them. ANY input would be very helpful. Thanks everyone.
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    Dear All,

    I am planning to apply for economics at university; I don't have too many connections so organising a work experience is going to be quite hard. Do any of you know what work experience would be good for economics applications and where/how to apply for them. ANY input would be very helpful. Thanks everyone.
    Banks, tax office, any business. You just need to get the applications out there.

    You can also just be well read.
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    (Original post by HiArjiv)
    Dear All,

    I am planning to apply for economics at university; I don't have too many connections so organising a work experience is going to be quite hard. Do any of you know what work experience would be good for economics applications and where/how to apply for them. ANY input would be very helpful. Thanks everyone.
    Economics isn't a vocational degree, work experience is great but won't be the most important part of your application. If you're struggling for work experience, you may as well just spend time reading around the subject, entering essay competitions etc.
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    (Original post by HiArjiv)
    Dear All,

    I am planning to apply for economics at university; I don't have too many connections so organising a work experience is going to be quite hard. Do any of you know what work experience would be good for economics applications and where/how to apply for them. ANY input would be very helpful. Thanks everyone.
    Hi! I'm also an economics student and economics doesn't really require work experience in order to apply to study it at Uni. If you're concerned about your personal statement, applying to essay competitions helps, you don't need to win or anything, applying shows your determination and resolve!

    If you're still in your first year of A-levels, appying to do an Extended Project Qualification in economics is also helpful. I did an EPQ essay on the effect geopolitics has on global economies and it was the only economics related 'experience' I had, yet I still got all offers.

    I do think that reading a lot about the subject is very beneficial though, the Economist, Prisoners of Geography and the Silk Road are all really good reads on economics! If you're not into reading, there are also lots of good movies on economics and documentaries that would also be helpful, such as The Big short, Stealing Africa and the Rogue trader. The big short and boom bust boom are on netflix!
 
 
 
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