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I applied for economics in LSE and economics&statistics in UCL this fall. For me I’m so enthusiastic about feminist economics, behavioral economics, and the problem of poverty. In the future I’m very likely to enroll in Ph.D and do researches. However, I have heard from many alumni that LSE is career-oriented as everyone is crazy about internship...so I wonder if UCL is relatively more suitable for me, considering that the academic reputation of UCL is also wonderful.
But indeed I prepared so much for LSE(ps AGAA), so giving up this choice is not easy. Meanwhile, I want to hear more voices about the life in LSE to consider how on earth is this school career-oriented.
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Not everyone who goes to LSE or UCL are so-called career oriented. True that many of your classmates may be competitive but you may actually have an advantage in being the few who are different. University is about finding yourself and being yourself too.
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Comparing with being affected by my competitive classmates who are crazy about internship, I’m more afraid that such tendency may lead to the resources to be career-oriented, like professors paying less attention to academic teaching, or the school societies are mostly about business so that students like me don’t have enough resources to further our interested research
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(Original post by Dreamerpo)
Comparing with being affected by my competitive classmates who are crazy about internship, I’m more afraid that such tendency may lead to the resources to be career-oriented, like professors paying less attention to academic teaching, or the school societies are mostly about business so that students like me don’t have enough resources to further our interested research
I think someone who is not part of the normal crowd would be more interesting to the professors. It will be a good time to develop confidence in your own choices. As for societies, you will find a wide variety ranging from career oriented ones to totally non-career oriented ones like Board Games Society and Anime & Manga Society.
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