How To Get The Job Of Your Dreams
November 5, 2011 by staff
Of students who graduate from the year 2009 only 2.9 percent of History & Politics students were unemployed, while a surprising 14.3 percent of students graduate with a
Degree in Oriental Studies remain unemployed.
Although the figures for all undergraduate courses, obtained from the Careers Service at Oxford, remained well below the record 20 percent of graduate unemployment in the third quarter of 2010 published by the National Statistics Office In January, the disparity continues to raise questions about the comparative value of graduate degrees.
Average wages were also graduate to fluctuate widely from one department to another, the worst performance is the department of English, with an average
year graduate salary of only £ 18,700 a year.
A second year English student at Wadham, said: “I do not think it’s really a surprise to anyone doing English, I mean that is sort of as the only real race that leads to an English degree is alcoholism.
“I can not imagine there are actually a lot of people who study literature, hoping to scoop a job at Goldman Sachs. We do it because we are too lazy to do PPE, but not too lazy to make history ”
Not everyone was so unconcerned about statistics though. Laurence Mellit, a prospective applicant Oxford Physics in east London, said:
“I sincerely believe that these statistics make an impact of the course you choose, when I apply next year. I never expected that physics would have a high
unemployment rate “(13.8 percent unemployment after two years).
“The last thing you want is to work in the ass to implement, work my ass off even harder for three years to get a degree, and then discover I can not even get a job by the end of it. To be honest , by the looks of this would be better than doing math. ” A course that has only a 7.6 percent unemployment rate of graduates since 2009.
“I mean, my first love is physical, but to some extent, we live in the real world and sometimes you have to be pragmatic. I think many people kid themselves that if they get into Oxford which means they are going to be a researcher” .
A second year student of Oriental Studies was equally disappointed by the statistics, saying, “I can not understand how graduate unemployment is so high for the Orientalists. Most of us only have to study history and literature we have chosen the region, but also a language and alphabet that is completely new for us. ”
“I do not see how those skills can not be useful in the labor market, and to be honest, if so many of us can not find work, when we graduated, I would have thought that is more due to the orientation Poor training is a problem with the course. ”
A spokesman for the Law School, one of the best results in terms of their employment statistics of graduates, with only 3.1 percent of graduating students without jobs since 2009, commented on why they felt their students
so well compared to other departments:
“The fact that the Faculty of Law offers plenty of opportunities for all law students seeking a career whether legal or not, or think about the options available to them at an early stage of their university life.
“This is through providing a space for general sessions on careers in the Faculty (eg career talks for students in first-year law students and one for the second year of law) and one to one guidance interview with a professional counselor and career information relevant to the students arriving at the right time. ”
It is not only between departments, however, that there is a disparity between the employment statistics of graduates. Among the universities are also notable differences in the figures.
While graduates of New College and St. John have an average rate of unemployment after two years of only 2.8 percent, the worst performance of the University colleges have more than triple that. St Catz to 11.2 percent of graduates since 2009 are still unemployed, while Oriel and Exeter are the level of 9.2 percent.
As in the case of courses in which graduate students attending graduate schools was also suggested to have a big impact on average wages of the students in the last two years.
Large workers were graduates of Keble and LMH, with average salaries of £ 35.900 and £ 32.700 respectively. In the rear, where Wadham with an average salary of £ 20,700 and St Hilda, with an average of £ 20,800.
A third year Keble said: “I’m really surprised that everything Keble graduates do well. Keble, from what I’ve been able to say in the last two years, does not seem to put much emphasis on networking and the kind of thing ”
A year Wadham II unphased by the information: “Man, I think people worry too much about this sort of thing. Of course, if I wanted to get a job outside of my degree I would have gone to Merton or something, but I no, I wanted an annual opportunity to dress in wine served by the pint and drugs at a reasonable price. Wadham has made me proud in the three areas that frankly do not know what everyone is complaining “
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