Where can an ISC degree take you??

screen-shot-2017-02-05-at-14-55-58It seems as if choosing a university and a degree. is the hardest part of your higher education decisions and, to be fair, it usually is. However, for some, feeling confident in your degree choice is also a challenge in itself; by choosing an ISC degree, it is not always certain that it will lead to one definitive career like a specified degree would. For example, a psychology degree could lead to a number of careers within the psychological field; however, when choosing an ISC degree, a number of skills and disciplines are learned, leading to a number of careers to be chosen from.

Admittedly, the notion of uncertainty that comes with a wide choice of career paths has probably hit the best of ISC students at one time or another. So, today I’m going to discuss some opportunities that an ISC degree can lead you to, with the hope that you feel more confident in your degree & your future.

What Skills Will You Gain?

Employers will love the fact that you have a degree, but essentially, it’s the skills that you’ve gained throughout university, that will set you apart from other candidates. Due to the flexible and vast nature of an interdisciplinary degree, skills such as communication, global awareness, and logical thinking, among others will be gained (theguardian.com, 2011). The study abroad aspect of the degree, also allows an employer to see your capability of working with an international perspective and cross-culturally.

What Type of Jobs Are Available To Me?

With a such a broad set of skills to be obtained, many career opportunities are open to an ISC graduate. Many Essex ISC students have gone on to work in International and Public Relations, along with Production, Journalism, and Banking. Other examples of potential careers are:

  • Broadcasting
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Teaching
  • Accountancy
  • Media
  • Information Technology

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As you can probably tell from the examples, an ISC degree can lead to a number of career paths after your undergraduate study. However, if you’re like me and also foresee a more specialised career in your future, then have no fear, a postgraduate degree is also an option. Further education, such as a master’s degree, can also open doors for a more defined career, due to the focus on a clear-cut subject area, so don’t be disheartened if you haven’t chosen a career path just yet!

Whether or not, you chose to leave education after undergraduate study, an ISC degree provides a vast amount of options when it comes to careers.

If there are any more questions regarding employment, we have a fantastic Employment and Careers centre, here at Essex, that will always be happy to discuss and support any career plans for Essex students. Therefore, if you chose Essex, you will be consistently supported from start to finish, making sure you get the best out of your degree and your future.

I hope I’ve been successful in making you feel increasingly more confident in choosing an ISC degree at the University of Essex. However, if you still want a chat and have any other questions, drop me an email: mnlewi@essex.ac.uk

That’s it from me, good luck!

Mon x

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