What are my career options as a history undergrad? I can't join the army or security services at this point.

What are my career options as a history undergrad? I can't join the army or security services at this point.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Become a truck driver
    That’s my plan right now

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    postgrad or random office job

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't make a good Lawyer. There's a distant chance I could get accepted into a Forester master's degree program

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I wouldn't make a good Lawyer.
        the skills required for being an actual lawyer differ greatly to how the profession is depicted in popular culture. It's not finding the tiny slipup a witness made on the stand and crucifying them over it and tanking the other side's case, and it's pounding on your table and going on impassioned speeches full of gay platitudes. The job is mostly self-guided research. If you do litigation, court is basically just a venue for reporting on your findings to some kind of higher authority. It's a decent progression for a humanities type.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >It's not finding the tiny slipup a witness made on the stand and crucifying them over it and tanking the other side's case
          true, but these are the high iq skills you need to score decent on the lsat.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >true, but these are the high iq skills you need to score decent on the lsat.
            The LSAT is a reading comprehension and logic test. I reckon most people on this text-based imageboard notorious for being home to autistics would be able to get a decent score with minimal prep.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you have even the slightest adhd, you will fail reading comprehension.
            If youre not winning every argument on IQfy, you will fail logical reasoning.
            If you didnt get an A in calculus in your sleep, you will fail logic games.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I read a lawyer's biography recently. It was pretty apparent the job is about social skills and being a good advocate. I might still take the career path but it isn't a good fit.

          Why can't you join the military. I might be able offer you some insight

          T. O-3 in the air force.

          I have a psychiatric record of having experienced psychosis. It's fricking ogre

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I read a lawyer's biography recently. It was pretty apparent the job is about social skills and being a good advocate.
            this is if you're going into litigation, and the "social skills" that are required amount to being able to effectively and persuasively communicate your ideas to third parties. It's not shmoozing around in a smoking lounge over a few glasses of brandy, that's more Hollywood shit.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Are you a lawyer then? Would you recommend a particular area of law worth specializing in?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            if trial advocacy isn't your thing, bankruptcy might be more your speed as litigation is very different there. You could also consider being a paralegal, as they don't do any litigation. Ultimately it's really hard to say what branch of law you'll be interested in until you try them out and decide for yourself. Most lawyers have a period where they bounce between various different types of law at the outset of their careers before settling on something.
            If you do ever decide to go to law school, you'll have numerous opportunities to get your feet wet with various internships and externships at different firms, so you can get a sense for all of them and pick your favorite.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >paralegal
            these are going to be the very first lawyer jobs to be replaced by AI.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            true, but what a lot of paralegals do is work the job for a while, put away some money and build experience, and then later in their career go to law school and then become an attorney. As a career choice, it's not great, but as a stepping stone to ease oneself into practicing law, it's pretty good, because nothing really prepares you for being lawyer besides being around lawyers and doing lawyer work, and paralegals are basically a step below lawyers. The paralegals at the conflict defenders office in my town handle most of their office's court appearances iirc.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm running out of time to make major life choices and the debt from going to law school isn't insignificant. To my knowledge it's a very competitive field for internships as well (in Canada). Do you have any reference resources you can recommend to better understand the field of law and what options for a student there are available? I'd never become a paralegal, will to power too strong for that

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >canada
            I don't know how it works in Canuckland, but if it's anything like burgerland, you can get all of your debts forgiven if you go into public law.
            > Do you have any reference resources you can recommend to better understand the field of law and what options for a student there are available?
            Not really, unfortunately, sorry. I tend not to read a lot of the literature about the discipline. If you do go to law school, they're going to spend your first and part of your second year giving you a comprehensive overview of the field of law. It's what we call "doctrinals".
            >and what options for a student there are available?
            Law schools have a career services office which works with local firms and others to get jobs for students. Once again, I don't really have any good literature recommendations, but I can say that there will be people out there willing and able to help you if you work with them. The CSO will probably also have a database with available openings for internship and externship positions.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            So how bad is it to have a psychiatric backrgound entering into this field? I suspect it could be a big deal at trials for instance

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can't imagine it being a problem unless you have an episode in court or something. It's not like the other side is going to try and disqualify you for past psych history. Most lawyers are mentally fricked up in some way and they experience substance abuse rates much higher than the normal population.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lawyer or McDonald's

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      surely not the only career paths

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Almost every single degree is worthless. My suggestion is to just apply to a medium sized local company for an analyst position and put down your degree as "Statistics" or something.

    Actually math/statistics undergrad degrees are also worthless...

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This isn't true. If I hadn't experience psychosis I could be entering a 70k/yearly security job with gov or work body security. Also a degree is required for officer training in the army if I'm not mistaken

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        gay fricking site won't let me delete to fix a typo. Border security, am drunk. The Government has many jobs like this screened by credentialism

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lying on a resume will get you sued by the company and put on an industry blacklist.

  5. 5 months ago
    Not Holy. Not Roman. Not an Emperor.

    Why can't you join the military. I might be able offer you some insight

    T. O-3 in the air force.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    your options are either teaching but you'll have to get a masters in teaching specified in what level, there's also working at a museum or become a journalist

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Become a Touhou fangame programmer

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you thought about applying for work at your country's national archive(s)?

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    None. Go into IT and learn to code. Easy job

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      alright which credentials do I take on udemy. I was interested in possibly cybersecurity.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >learn to code with ai on the horizon
      Everyone learns to code in US highschools, but actually paying money to learn to code right now seems exceptionally risky

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    get into law if you're american

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cana-cuck

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I looked it up and it seems you don't have a law school post graduate program like Americans where you can only enter after getting your bachelors?
        is law a bachelor's degree in Canada?
        then I'm afraid there are very few options.

        there might be an option for less general law degrees like how about a masters in corporate law or something?

        the reason I'm recommending this is because most degrees are useless except the degrees that train you for a gatekept profession like law, medicine, accounting, engineering, pharmacy etc.
        it needs to be a profession where just about anyone can't go.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          The one I'm looking at (Thompson Rivers) has a third year standing requirement. Half a year and I'll have hit that and can request a transfer. I went into this degree when I was far younger and didn't realize humanities is a waste of life and money.

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