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    Just wondering because I'm probably not alone.

    Before I went to uni (actually the reason why I wanted to do my course) was because I was singlemindedly passionate about pursuing one particular ambition.

    However, after finishing my first year (I reckon even after my first term actually) I have completely changed in what I want to do/be and it's messing with my head. Luckily my course isn't too far off topic from what I want to do and I'm happy there, but still...it came as a big surprise to me after working for years getting professional experience, working 7 day weeks (going to college in the day and working in the evenings/on the weekends towards what I wanted to do) and basically writing my entire personal statement about my ambitions (my course receives 1000ish applicants and interviews 90 so personal statement was the reason I got an interview) and that's not who I am anymore.

    It's surreal...I guess it would be liberating if it wasn't so scary.


    anyone else want to share?
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    Mmm, my ambitions remained the same, but I discovered I was really interested in a subject I'd previously written off, and not that interested in the subject I'd set out to study. Fortunately I was doing a very broad course which had four subjects in first year and the latter two years specialising in one (or one with a bit of another) This was one of the real benefits of a broad based course! So yeh, I'm now doing Sociology instead of Politics, and applying for an MPhil in it.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Mmm, my ambitions remained the same, but I discovered I was really interested in a subject I'd previously written off, and not that interested in the subject I'd set out to study. Fortunately I was doing a very broad course which had four subjects in first year and the latter two years specialising in one (or one with a bit of another) This was one of the real benefits of a broad based course! So yeh, I'm now doing Sociology instead of Politics, and applying for an MPhil in it.

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    Thanks for replying....I'm loving how popular this thread is....:cool: haha
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    A bit, not drastically though. Ambitions are bound to change when you learn about what the career is like in real life. Especially true in science, some subjects may seem interesting to study, but when it comes to research you'll be spending your life's work focusing on one tiny inane detail. It's a party pooper.
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    heh, funny you should say this and we both go to bristol........that place has really pissed all over my fire.
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    I had no idea what I wanted to do for a career when I started university. I decided on something about a year into university. Then, when I graduated, I tried that out and found that I absolutely hated it. Then, about six months after graduating, I figured out what I'm really passionate about.
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    Not at the moment. I still really want to contribute to healthcare in one way or another through the most ethical route. That being said, I'll be in a very unethical field so chances of it happening precisely this way are very close to nil.
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    Yes and know my aim was to do a medicine degree as I want to be a doctor and i didnt imagine id find the anatomy and science as interesting as i do. Tho my biomed degree has made me consider a career in research if i never make it into medicine.
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    It has, I've lost all my ambitions I had before uni. :rolleyes: I have no idea what I want to do with this degree or my life. I just feel happy where I am at the moment, doing what I'm doing. The thought of future beyond uni doesn't really cross my mind often at all.
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    I always wanted to do medicine when I was younger and having acquired a place at a medical school after finishing college I realised that it really wasn't the thing for me... I ended up taking a gap year and basically picked my degree out of the air because it allowed me the flexibility to direct my course of study and find out what I liked as I went along. I started at King's with no idea what I wanted to do, but, since being here I have been given so many opportunities and have met some really inspirational people and I am now looking at either a career in research or as a patent attorney. When I was deciding what to do at university I never could have imagined the things that I would be doing now and it is so much better for me than medicine would have been.
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    Yes, before I went to uni, I wanted to go on to do Graduate Entry Medicine after completing my BSc. Now I've found out that I'm really not suited to being a doctor and would prefer to do scientific research.
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    Well you don't have to pursue a career related to your degree. Also, there are some aspects of your degree that you will probably find more interesting than others. A lot of the consensus about going to uni and getting a degree is to improve job prospects (which still holds true), but is a lot more than just that. It can help develop you as well.
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    It did, yeah. Having finished one year of geology, I was totally and completely put off by doing any sort of earth science in inudstry. I also found that the field of earth science I like - theoretical geophysics - is more closely tied to mathematics and physics, and as such, if I ever wanted to get into that, a not-so-numerical degree like geology wouldn't be very helpful.

    But it's also exciting to think how your mind changes based on the experiences you have and the stuff you learn. For example, at the moment I'm dead set on becoming a meteorologist... but there's so much course content I have yet to learn and discover in my physics degree that I could end up becoming a nanotechnologist or a biomedical engineer.

    It does mess with your head but once we're in our penultimate/final years, hopefully we'll have a much better idea
 
 
 
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