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    I'm studying chemistry at uni, but pretty much hate it. I want to get an internship in publicity, have work experience in something like PR/advertising/marketing/sales (or even real estate). I saw an internship for a publishing group, with work oppertunities in the above sectors and others.

    Will companies take me seriously when applying for internships due to my lame-ass degree or will my cv go straight in the bin?
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    (Original post by atoms4peace)
    I'm studying chemistry at uni, but pretty much hate it. I want to get an internship in publicity, have work experience in something like PR/advertising/marketing/sales (or even real estate). I saw an internship for a publishing group, with work oppertunities in the above sectors and others.

    Will companies take me seriously when applying for internships due to my lame-ass degree or will my cv go straight in the bin?
    Especially for internships, which are all about gaining experience, a large proportion of employers won't really care what degree subject you're doing, so long as you're doing well in it (i.e. have attained/are expecting a 2.1 or First). Obviously there are exceptions to this in certain disciplines (e.g. medicine), but I'd certainly suggest that there's no reason for you to be put off applying due to your degree subject. As an example, I studied natural sciences (specialising in chemistry, like you), but now work at one of the Big 4 professional services firms.
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    As Illusionary said most employers don't care about the specific major you are working to attain they just want to know that you are well-educated and diligent. And as far as it not being related to your area of study: to hell with it! I have done 3 internships so far and none were even remotely close to my subject of study but they were a blast. So just go for it.
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    Will companies take me seriously when applying for internships due to my lame-ass degree or will my cv go straight in the bin?

    Yep sure, but make sure you tailor your CV to highlight your interest/related skills to those areas.
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    Almost nobody will be doing a degree in subjects like "PR/advertising/marketing/sales (or even real estate)" so you are in exactly the same boat as everybody else applying.
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    I have experience (obviously from my sig lol) and my sis is high up in a PR/Advertising/Marketing company in the PR part and they take everyone as long as you show interest, reading, good worker etc. Then jobwise as long as you have office experience/interest you can get in the lower jobs but people who have more experience and doing a degree in it are more likely to rate higher for jobs. In experience/internship ways its a case of first come for that slot first served but they are highly competitive and book up months in advance (some even 6 months in advance)
 
 
 
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