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    When did you realise what you wanted to be career wise?
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    When I was about 15/16.
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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    When I was about 15/16.
    How did you decide on your career path and are you still on the same path?
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    How did you decide on your career path and are you still on the same path?
    It was what I most wanted to do, and yes I am. Although I might not complete it.
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    It was what I most wanted to do, and yes I am. Although I might not complete it.
    When do you think students make a decision of what they want to study/career path?
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    17, but now have doubts (at 22)
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    (Original post by InstituteAndFacultyofActuaries)
    When do you think students make a decision of what they want to study/career path?
    Whenever something happens in their life that makes it happen.
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    17, but now have doubts (at 22)
    How did you decide what you wanted to do? And did you think of other career options?
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    (Original post by InstituteAndFacultyofActuaries)
    How did you decide what you wanted to do? And did you think of other career options?
    did some pre-uniinsight days, internship, talked to people within industries, student room forums.

    yes, previously was interested in something else
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    i was 15 when i decided
    Is this something you have pursued?
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    did some pre-uniinsight days, internship, talked to people within industries, student room forums.

    yes, previously was interested in something else
    When do you think a student makes up their mind about their future and is there a way to impact them - making them think about other similar careers?
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    Is this something you have pursued?
    Yeah, i'm now a second year law student at uni
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    >implying that most of us even know what we really want from life
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    I had an idea. So I followed on to do that. It was. Age 20 I realised the area and some roles I would rather. So i'm on my pursuit of them now. Will I change again? Probably not.
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    (Original post by InstituteAndFacultyofActuaries)
    When did you realise what you wanted to be career wise?
    In Year 5
    Now in year 13
    and it hasnt changed since
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    (Original post by InstituteAndFacultyofActuaries)
    When do you think a student makes up their mind about their future and is there a way to impact them - making them think about other similar careers?
    everyone has their own timeline, the earlier the better.

    exposure to companeis via insight days are quite handy imo
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    I had an idea. So I followed on to do that. It was. Age 20 I realised the area and some roles I would rather. So i'm on my pursuit of them now. Will I change again? Probably not.
    We just wonder whether you received any support in finding the right career? Some people don't realise what they're good at and often go into careers paths others have set out for them instead of discovering what it is they're good at
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    We just wonder whether you received any support in finding the right career? Some people don't realise what they're good at and often go into careers paths others have set out for them instead of discovering what it is they're good at
    The school and sixth form I went to were always very pushy in terms of the core stem subjects and pupils being academic. My school for example was a specialist in Maths and Computing so that was something we perhaps did more so than other schools. I was naturally good at it so was always pushed to do more and had it suggested as a career. That combined with my personal circumstances pretty much nailed it as the career path- working in IT security.

    The trouble was I didn't love it or have a passion. I'd never been given the chance to experience other options which were linked to more personal interests not only due to the schools but also personal life due to lack of money and divorced parents. So it was real combination of factors. Regardless it's been an adventure and i've seen things which no one knows exists and been to places some only dream of. I will value that and try to use it for my benefit in the future.
    Only after 12 hour day and night shifts watching loads of netflix/movies whilst working did I realise I cared more for the creation process of that films compared to my job and current career path. It takes in my computer/technology background but introduces more of a creative outlet with the results/feedback of my work being public and visible to all. Something I personally value. I dislike doing work which just disappears and is never feedback upon.
 
 
 

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