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    Should i do maths at uni

    Hello
    I am year 12 student currently doing 3 unit mathematics and doing pretty well estimating around 98ish in Advanced and 48ish in Extension and i was wondering if it would be suitable for me to study maths at uni. I really enjoy it and regret that i didn't do 4unit and one of Anu's requirements for mathematical science in 4unit however it says they accept high achieving 3 units. Do you think i should apply there or consider doing maths based subjects like Mathematical science or Actuarial Studies.
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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by moohoo View Post
    Hello
    I am year 12 student currently doing 3 unit mathematics and doing pretty well estimating around 98ish in Advanced and 48ish in Extension and i was wondering if it would be suitable for me to study maths at uni. I really enjoy it and regret that i didn't do 4unit and one of Anu's requirements for mathematical science in 4unit however it says they accept high achieving 3 units. Do you think i should apply there or consider doing maths based subjects like Mathematical science or Actuarial Studies.
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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    the only useful maths at uni jobwise is acturial or statististics



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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    You can make a lot of money with a maths degree tbh.

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeMx View Post
    the only useful maths at uni jobwise is acturial or statististics
    Nah I would say any maths or stats is good to do. Maths/stats majors (regardless of pure/applied/financial) I know seem to get the best internships/grad jobs srs.

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    Nah I would say any maths or stats is good to do. Maths/stats majors (regardless of pure/applied/financial) I know seem to get the best internships/grad jobs srs.
    That's true.

    Just because someone does pure, it doesn't mean they won't find a job. Employers want people with problem solving skills.
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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    You can make a lot of money with a maths degree tbh.
    I thought that's only if you did actuarial though

    What other jobs are there (which requires a maths degree) other than engineering, teaching, actuarial and statistics?

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by si2136 View Post
    That's true.

    Just because someone does pure, it doesn't mean they won't find a job. Employers want people with problem solving skills.
    From memory, pure maths grads have a lower unemployment rate than law grads.

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeseeyou View Post
    I thought that's only if you did actuarial though

    What other jobs are there (which requires a maths degree) other than engineering, teaching, actuarial and statistics?
    Well those jobs pay pretty well themselves, but there are plenty of others. Oceanology and meteorology come to mind straight away.

    The highest paying grad job I know of is for trading firms, and they hire specifically maths grads.

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    The highest paying grad job I know of is for trading firms, and they hire specifically maths grads.
    I might put a caveat here that these jobs are extremely hard to get and you really need to stand out to land one.

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    So how do you know if a degree in mathematics is suited to you?

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    From memory, pure maths grads have a lower unemployment rate than law grads.
    Yeah. But if u have a PHD in Pure Maths, you're going to be hunted.
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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Why is that? Who exactly is employing the PHD in pure maths?

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    You can make a lot of money with a maths degree tbh.
    You can make a lot of money with any degree. LOL. Just depends on whether you use that degree to make money.
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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    You can make a lot of money with any degree. LOL. Just depends on whether you use that degree to make money.
    Pls explain.

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    You can make a lot of money with any degree. LOL. Just depends on whether you use that degree to make money.
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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    You can make a lot of money with any degree. LOL. Just depends on whether you use that degree to make money.
    There are quant/math jobs paying 200k+ starting salaries, what's law/comm/etc?

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    Re: Should i do maths at uni

    Quote Originally Posted by si2136 View Post
    Yeah. But if u have a PHD in Pure Maths, you're going to be hunted.
    Reread my post, I'm pretty sure you are agreeing with me lol.

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