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I'm sooooo confused! I dunno what to do with the rest of my life! the choices are endless, and there are just too many things i wanna do and they're all so different so its impossible to mix n match. eg. u cant be a musicain/lawyer! or an artist/doctor! or a lawyer/doctor! its so hard to choose! how r we supposed to choose now at our young age what we wanna do for the rest of our lives? its cruel to make us commit ourselves so early!

choosing a degree at uni is impossible, let alone choosing a career.
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i mean....... do u choose the best-paid job? or the least stressful job? or the job u THINK u'll enjoy most (but there r never any guarentees.......) aaahhh its so hard!
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Just choose subjects which leave your options open for the moment until you can decide. Do a lot of research into what you think will be most enjoyable and useful, and in terms of ability, most attainable.
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Ditto, I Fully Agree
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follow your heart
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(Original post by Adhsur)
Just choose subjects which leave your options open for the moment until you can decide. Do a lot of research into what you think will be most enjoyable and useful, and in terms of ability, most attainable.
but if u end up taking something u enjoy (usually coz of ability being good in subject! sp i lmpw ots attainable), its 3 years of ur life ur spending on it, and it might not even lead to a career. eg studying geography doesnt really lead anywhere, altho the subject may be interesting.. same with philosophy or something like anthropology. i dont wanna waste 3 years.....
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(Original post by lifeofus)
but if u end up taking something u enjoy (usually coz of ability being good in subject! sp i lmpw ots attainable), its 3 years of ur life ur spending on it, and it might not even lead to a career. eg studying geography doesnt really lead anywhere, altho the subject may be interesting.. same with philosophy or something like anthropology. i dont wanna waste 3 years.....
I'm studying philosophy at uni, but will no means waste three years. Just look into where each subject may lead you. It may be wise to do a joint degree - something like PPE?
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follow your heart
not ur head?
head says = money money money
heart says = stop pressurising me, ur gonna give me a heart attack!
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I'm studying philosophy at uni, but will no means waste three years. Just look into where each subject may lead you. It may be wise to do a joint degree - something like PPE?
yeah! a joint degree is an excellent idea. whats a PPE?
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study what you are interested in. If you are motivated only by "what job can you get" then you can get quite depressed. Many jobs aren't dependant on what degree you have, a decent degree shows certain skills aplicable to most jobs.
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I think one of the great advantages is that you may get a degree in something like geography or philosophy but you are actually keeping your options pretty open - you can pretty much go into any career path you want to (only exception I guess would be medicine but you could always do graduate entry medicine if you are that determined). So as long as you get a good respectable degree, you wont need to worry about future careers just yet
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so ur saying, just take any degree without a career in mind and see where life takes u? lose control of ur life? ahh scary thought. but interesting too......
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So as long as you get a good respectable degree, you wont need to worry about future careers just yet
but u know what? i get the feeling that most jobs want u to have some training/ knowledge in their field, so if u dont study it now, u'll be spending some years in the future studying it. whereas if u get it right first time round, then its better...... or maybe not? i mean how many people get something right first time round?
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You'll find when everyone is applying to unis that way over 50% wont have a clue about what career they want. Even supposedly specialised careers like law can easily be accessed through a law conversion course (something you do after your degree in say for example geography) which will only take a few years of determination - not exactly too long
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Dont go to university. Its not compulsory! Get a job, work for a few years and maybe you'll find out what you want to do! As long as you have good A levels you can always go back. Universities just love mature students.
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I'm sooooo confused! I dunno what to do with the rest of my life! the choices are endless, and there are just too many things i wanna do and they're all so different so its impossible to mix n match. eg. u cant be a musicain/lawyer! or an artist/doctor! or a lawyer/doctor! its so hard to choose! how r we supposed to choose now at our young age what we wanna do for the rest of our lives? its cruel to make us commit ourselves so early!

choosing a degree at uni is impossible, let alone choosing a career.
There's lots of great career choices out there: Drug dealer, pimp, gigolo, public nuisance, etc.
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but u know what? i get the feeling that most jobs want u to have some training/ knowledge in their field, so if u dont study it now, u'll be spending some years in the future studying it. whereas if u get it right first time round, then its better...... or maybe not? i mean how many people get something right first time round?
if you have an idea of what you want to do, then great, take the best route to get you there. By doing relevent work many people can move up the career ladder of their chosen field extremely quickly while people, who milled a bit, spend more time working up because they didnt specialise.

the problem is with this route is that if you dont think this profession is right for you, your dream is shattered and a lot of time of training/study. some of which may not be relevant to any other aspect of work would be wasted.

personally i would like to keep my options more open, trying jobs and professions till i fill very happy with what i'm doing, from then on you have the time and the euthasiam to work at it.
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