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    my biology teacher had to go through clearing if that counts
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    **** off, most people's motivation is money, why do so many people opt for jobs in finance for example investment banking, accountancy, etc... Do people study economics because they "love" their subject and they enjoy reading up on it, I don't believe it, maybe to an extent, but it's just ********. I know people who go to Oxbridge that don't have any particular affection over their subject, a couple are trying to get a placement to gain experience and in the hope they gain a job. Your blatantly just annoyed that you can't get a job that good.
    Erm, I'm going into one of the most competitive graduate fields, and the average starting pay is 17k. :rolleyes:

    Working in finance is my worst nightmare. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by la fille danse)
    Erm, I'm going into one of the most competitive graduate fields, and the average starting pay is 17k. :rolleyes:

    Working in finance is my worst nightmare. :rolleyes:
    what field is it then?
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    On topic - I do actually know someone who did Law at a relatively good uni, Got a 2:1, Did his BVC and for the past 3 or 4 years he hasn't been able to get a job in a chambers, He currently works in an Insurance company.
    It's sad really he's incredibly bright he's **** at the interviews though (his own words)
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    dentistry for the win
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    what field is it then?
    Publishing. Every entry-level job gets hundreds of applicants.

    I don't deny that there are many people who want to work in finance (for whatever reason)... but surely you can't deny that there are just as many academic people who want to work in fields that aren't particularly well paid?
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    (Original post by la fille danse)
    Publishing. Every entry-level job gets hundreds of applicants.

    I don't deny that there are many people who want to work in finance (for whatever reason)... but surely you can't deny that there are just as many academic people who want to work in fields that aren't particularly well paid?
    I suppose but the academic know they are of very high caliber, mainly oxbrideg students and motivated people from a few uni's just below Oxford but these are high caliber who have the lot: lots of EC's with achivements in them, good amount of work experience, good A-levels, 2:1 degree from a good uni in a good subjetc, generally welll rounded, etc...
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    (Original post by jayman)
    dentistry for the win
    What are you predicted for A-levels Jayman?
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    (Original post by jayman)
    dentistry for the win
    What are you predicted for A-levels Jayman?
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    What are you predicted for A-levels Jayman?
    AAAAA

    nah im joking. im starting them in september lol
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    very depressing stuff..
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    (Original post by lɪŋgwɪst)
    very depressing stuff..
    Indeed :hat2:
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    I suppose but the academic know they are of very high caliber, mainly oxbrideg students and motivated people from a few uni's just below Oxford but these are high caliber who have the lot: lots of EC's with achivements in them, good amount of work experience, good A-levels, 2:1 degree from a good uni in a good subjetc, generally welll rounded, etc...
    And... ?
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    Tons of people end up stuck in a rut working in the NHS for rather low pay after doing a degree.
    Are you talking about medicine here?
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Are you talking about medicine here?
    lol, the behind the scenes paper work stuff.
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    (Original post by la fille danse)
    And... ?
    Well you said there were academics who go into fields that aren't well paid and I said these academics have the "package" so they'll exceed in their field and they'll know they'll end up with a high job anyway.


    Most people do jobs for money.
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    Well you said there were academics who go into fields that aren't well paid and I said these academics have the "package" so they'll exceed in their field and they'll know they'll end up with a high job anyway.


    Most people do jobs for money.
    But not all 'high jobs' pay lots of money.
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    (Original post by la fille danse)
    But not all 'high jobs' pay lots of money.
    Need examples, even senior lecturers can get quite a bit now.
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    the ultimate genius

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_James_Sidis
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    Loads. I have friends with degrees in graphic design , lingustic and language , marine biology, english, Law, Business studies.... all with mediochre jobs, mediochre pay, and none of them enjoy their work All with 2:1 or firsts.

    I know a few people with good jobs from a degree but they sorted work out before they graduated rather than graduated then hunted.
 
 
 
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