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So I’m coming to the end of my undergrad studying physics At oxbridge, but haven’t really enjoyed the social side of things so much, partly because I didn’t enjoy physics as much as I thought I would. I’m really not sure what to do after so pose the question to you lovely people. I want to do a job/postgrad that’d lead to a job which is:
Fulfilling (like a job that helps other people), is mentally challenging/Needs problem solving, is social both inside work and outside, has reasonable hours allowing for a life outside of work, would have people a similar age who’d be up for going out clubbing. I think partly I’m looking to go out clubbing and for a place to give the social life my undergrad didn’t, the social side of the job and the people I work with is what I care about the most even. But I’d like the people who work there to be have varied interests and be fairly gender even, like school (not just all male geeks like an undergrad in physics lol). I realise that this job/experience may not exist but any thought are much appreciated. I’m 22 and will finish my bachelors at the end of this year
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So I’m coming to the end of my undergrad studying physics At oxbridge, but haven’t really enjoyed the social side of things so much, partly because I didn’t enjoy physics as much as I thought I would. I’m really not sure what to do after so pose the question to you lovely people. I want to do a job/postgrad that’d lead to a job which is:
Fulfilling (like a job that helps other people), is mentally challenging/Needs problem solving, is social both inside work and outside, has reasonable hours allowing for a life outside of work, would have people a similar age who’d be up for going out clubbing. I think partly I’m looking to go out clubbing and for a place to give the social life my undergrad didn’t, the social side of the job and the people I work with is what I care about the most even. But I’d like the people who work there to be have varied interests and be fairly gender even, like school (not just all male geeks like an undergrad in physics lol). I realise that this job/experience may not exist but any thought are much appreciated. I’m 22 and will finish my bachelors at the end of this year
Try out a grad job in banking, while renting out a place with people of similar age. Work life balance may be a little difficult but will defo be worth it.
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Try out a grad job in banking, while renting out a place with people of similar age. Work life balance may be a little difficult but will defo be worth it.
Thanks for the response,

Do you have experience in banking? What is it you think grad banking has that other careers don't? I'm not that fussed about money and wouldn't choose a job for the pay. Not saying there aren't many other reasons banking doesn't sound good, I can imagine it's quite sociable with a good atmosphere and a fair amount of young people?

thanks again for the response
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I think banking is still quite male-dominated and there's not much helping people/problem solving - I would suggest consultancy if those things are important? The work-life balance will still be difficult, but probably not as bad as banking. You could also steer your career towards something like international development/sustainability/third sector consulting, if you wanted to feel like you were having a positive impact on the world. I know a few people in consulting and while the hours are long, I think they tend to have a lot of socialising with their colleagues too.
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Thanks Bedaquiline, I've never considered consultancy but I'll take a look, definitely sounds promising
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A lot of the major grad schemes will have a decent community of grads and there should be socials every so often
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A lot of the major grad schemes will have a decent community of grads and there should be socials every so often
Fair, have you done any of these schemes? How did you find it if so
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Fair, have you done any of these schemes? How did you find it if so
Yes I just finished one. I won't go into specifics, from speaking to friends my scheme was fairly typical of large companies so I'll just talk in general terms as that will give you a good feel of what to expect. The grad programme lasts for 2-3 years. Every so often you have some training and development which might be half a day in workshops where you work on soft skills like presentation/communication. Apart from careers in which you work towards some sort of technical chartership or professional accreditation (i.e. accountancy), the main purpose of these grad programme is for two things: 1) Develop your soft skills, 2) Enable you to build a network. Personally I enjoyed it, I think most people do. At the very least it helps you feel settled into the company after you get talking to a few people. I would add that for grad schemes in which you work towards some sort of professional accreditation like Accountancy or Law, being organised and disciplined is even more important as you will be doing a lot of studying outside of your work hours.
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Sounds pretty good, I’ve been thinking more and more about medicine recently so am going to do some work experience over this year to see, if I don’t think it’s for me then I probably will do a grad scheme in consulting or similar.
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So I’m coming to the end of my undergrad studying physics At oxbridge, but haven’t really enjoyed the social side of things so much, partly because I didn’t enjoy physics as much as I thought I would. I’m really not sure what to do after so pose the question to you lovely people. I want to do a job/postgrad that’d lead to a job which is:
Fulfilling (like a job that helps other people), is mentally challenging/Needs problem solving, is social both inside work and outside, has reasonable hours allowing for a life outside of work, would have people a similar age who’d be up for going out clubbing. I think partly I’m looking to go out clubbing and for a place to give the social life my undergrad didn’t, the social side of the job and the people I work with is what I care about the most even. But I’d like the people who work there to be have varied interests and be fairly gender even, like school (not just all male geeks like an undergrad in physics lol). I realise that this job/experience may not exist but any thought are much appreciated. I’m 22 and will finish my bachelors at the end of this year
You realise clubbing is dead right?
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You realise clubbing is dead right?
Clubbing in oxford in general or clubbing with Covid haha

Either way all the more reason to go do it properly next year,

Maybe your saying I shoulda grown out of it and be into house parties or no parties at all?
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Clubbing in oxford in general or clubbing with Covid haha

Either way all the more reason to go do it properly next year,

Maybe your saying I shoulda grown out of it and be into house parties or no parties at all?
I'm saying there are no clubs in the country open.

Go to the Ministry of Sound in London on New Year's Eve and you'll be the only one there.

Basically, unless you have parental support, getting a decent job when you graduate into the recession would be my focus.

Especially as you've missed the boat with many grad schemes already..... ie application windows already closed
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I'm saying there are no clubs in the country open.

Go to the Ministry of Sound in London on New Year's Eve and you'll be the only one there.

Basically, unless you have parental support, getting a decent job when you graduate into the recession would be my focus.

Especially as you've missed the boat with many grad schemes already..... ie application windows already closed
Yeah that’s cool, I realise I wasn’t precise about my year in the post but I’m in my 2nd year so have one more year to go. I’m applying to internships for the summer currently
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