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    careers opportunities in arts

    are there many career opportunities for international studies, or arts, political science, economics degree?
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    Re: careers opportunities in arts

    Career opportunities - yes.

    Many? Oh... debatable. If you're a good student and have good extra-curriculars and whatnot, you'll be more likely to get them.
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    Dude seriously don't bother. The only degrees worth doing are IT, Engineering, Health or Accounting.
    Freighters gonna freight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danoraptor View Post
    Dude seriously don't bother. The only degree worth doing is Medicine.
    Ftfy using an extension of your logic

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    Re: careers opportunities in arts

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatATARlife View Post
    Ftfy using an extension of your logic
    If you look at it from a cost benefit analysis standpoint, there are far better career paths (this coming from someone who wants to do medicine).

    As for the OP, there might not be many direct career paths with an Arts degree, but many corporate roles these days just require a "tertiary qualification". A lot of people are under the misconception that corporate roles are limited to majors or degrees. I thought the same thing until I worked for a large company and saw so many different roles and functions I never heard of before.
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    Re: careers opportunities in arts

    Quote Originally Posted by Danoraptor View Post
    Dude seriously don't bother. The only degrees worth doing are IT, Engineering, Health or Accounting.
    IT - oversupply, loss of jobs due to increased outsourcing
    Engineering - oversupply, contraction of manufacturing sector
    Health - depends on the degree really
    Accounting - extremely oversupplied

    Seriously, do what you're good at and what interests you.
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    Re: careers opportunities in arts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    IT - oversupply, loss of jobs due to increased outsourcing
    Engineering - oversupply, contraction of manufacturing sector
    Health - depends on the degree really
    Accounting - extremely oversupplied

    Seriously, do what you're good at and what interests you.
    The manufacturing sector might be contracting, but infrastructure is definitely booming and the demand for engineers especially in the civil space is growing. Accounting is an odd one, I hear all the time that it is oversupplied, yet it does seem to be quite easy to get a job.
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    I used to read your posts on notre dame law enoilgam back in 2013/2014, what do u do nowadays

    sorry 4 derail. Freighters gonna freight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danoraptor View Post
    I used to read your posts on notre dame law enoilgam back in 2013/2014, what do u do nowadays

    sorry 4 derail. Freighters gonna freight.
    Im a public servant.
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    Did you stick with notre dame?

    So you're a spy with ASIO rye?
    Freighters gonna freight.

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    Did you stick with notre dame?
    I stuck with Notre Dame, though I never really considered leaving (uni doesn't matter and my career thus far has validated that).

    Quote Originally Posted by Danoraptor View Post
    So you're a spy with ASIO rye?
    I would tell you but then Id have to kill you. Seriously though, I dont usually mention where I work on BoS namely because I post a lot regarding employment and the like and I dont want my views associated with the organisation. Also, Ive worked on a number of politically sensitive and high profile projects and Id prefer to refrain from tying that into a personal endeavour.

    I guess to elaborate on what I said before, I work within HR, but I specialise in project and change management related to internal government functions. So for example, if the government comes out with a legislative reform, I might help them implement the components that relate to staff.
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    Shit graduates with shit marks, no ECs and no work experience don't get jobs regardless of the degree they do.
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    Re: careers opportunities in arts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    IT - oversupply, loss of jobs due to increased outsourcing
    Engineering - oversupply, contraction of manufacturing sector
    Health - depends on the degree really
    Accounting - extremely oversupplied

    Seriously, do what you're good at and what interests you.
    Considering PMI has been below 50 only twice in the last 12 months and its reaching its highest levels since 2010, I'd disagree with that.
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    Re: careers opportunities in arts

    Careers could be directed towards working in government, security/ intelligence. For example studying political science and pursuing a career in counter-terrorism and security. Working in banks if you study economics, e.g. economic policies/ fiscal policies in governments, banks, organisations IMF

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetalmond View Post
    Careers could be directed towards working in government, security/ intelligence. For example studying political science and pursuing a career in counter-terrorism and security. Working in banks if you study economics, e.g. economic policies/ fiscal policies in governments, banks, organisations IMF
    Definitely agree with the point. Just on government though, people should distinguish between politics and the civil service. If you're interested in politics, then I think Political Science is best, but if you want to be a civil servant, then a degree in Public Policy would be better. It isnt a big deal, but there are differences between the two which should be understood before entering government.
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    Professional Protester.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danoraptor View Post
    Dude seriously don't bother. The only degrees worth doing are IT, Engineering, Health or Accounting.
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    People should work overseas teaching English. Requirements? Any Uni degree.

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    Re: careers opportunities in arts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    IT - oversupply, loss of jobs due to increased outsourcing
    Engineering - oversupply, contraction of manufacturing sector
    Health - depends on the degree really
    Accounting - extremely oversupplied

    Seriously, do what you're good at and what interests you.
    IT: there is an oversupply, however, there is a shit load of jobs on this front... It is not so much finding a job that is the problem, it's job security that is the issue...
    Engineering: Same, same as IT, however, it depends on the field of engineering that you are intending to work in...
    Heath: This I have to agree on, however, it is probably the "safe bet" industry...
    Accounting: Better off just majoring in HR so you can put all the above out of work...
    Arts: Now there's a degree that is extremely oversupplied with no jobs in it to begin with...
    Law: Don't bother, there's actually a lot of jobs going about with Law, however, it is a cut throat industry that is full of snakes, emotions, pretentious sods, and two faced clients (In other words, a profession where everyone would throw you under a bus if they could)... Starting out a career in Law is pretty messed up as well...

    You want some handy advice, work in a factory, lift something wrong, tweak you back, claim compo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    Shit graduates with shit marks, no ECs and no work experience don't get jobs regardless of the degree they do.
    Not necessarily, job prospects are more dependent on the person who is applying for the job, not the filler and fluff you would perhaps put on a CV... Your CV says a lot about you, irrespective of what is on it...
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