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University Wishes - Changes

Hey guys,

I thought that this would be an interesting topic to start.

How far did (or do) your courses that you wanted to study at university in grade 9-10 differ from the ones you want to study today/ actually studied?

Just curious :)

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Now studying chemical engineering, but throughout the years it's changed a lot. I didn't even know I wanted to do engineering until I got to university lol. Things change.

Until like grade 9 I was convinced I was going to be a meteorologist.

Then I wanted to be a marine biologist.

Then I wanted to be an astrophysicist.

Then I wanted to be a marine biologist again.

Then I wanted to be a chef.

Then I wanted to do nothing with my life and just sit on the couch and sleep and marry a rich man so I could do nothing all day.

Then I wanted to be a research chemist.

Now I'm studying engineering. I'm preeeeetty sure I'm going to stick with that one though. :P

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I wanted to be a lawyer since I was 11, Oxford became my "dream" when I was around 9-10 (read an article about it, liked it, started telling everyone I'll go there one day, received loads of pats on the back and "sure, sure"s). Well, here I am, doing law at Oxford....

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Now studying chemical engineering, but throughout the years it's changed a lot. I didn't even know I wanted to do engineering until I got to university lol. Things change.

Until like grade 9 I was convinced I was going to be a meteorologist.

Then I wanted to be a marine biologist.

Then I wanted to be an astrophysicist.

Then I wanted to be a marine biologist again.

Then I wanted to be a chef.

Then I wanted to do nothing with my life and just sit on the couch and sleep and marry a rich man so I could do nothing all day.

Then I wanted to be a research chemist.

Now I'm studying engineering. I'm preeeeetty sure I'm going to stick with that one though. :P

Damn. So you pretty much wanted to do everything at some point :P

Yep, pretty much everything except things related to literature and being a doctor :P Although I forgot to mention in that list when I wanted to be a pharmacist hahaha.

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I don't think I really knew what I wanted to do in grade 9, but I did want to do something computer related. At the start of G11 I was looking into a mix between electrical engineering and computer science, but as the year progressed I started to realized that I enjoyed maths quite a bit more than physics. Ended up applying for maths+CS, though I'll be firming a straight CS course (though it is rather maths-heavy).

In terms of what areas of computer science I'm looking to specialize in however, I still have no idea. Hoping to figure that out after a few years at university.

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oh wow! here's how it goes:

I wanted to be a teacher

then I wanted to be a paediatrician (children doctor) and open a hospital for children where the walls are painted with cartoons and children stuff

then I wanted to be a photographer

and now I don't know what I want to do, but I'm pretty sure about what I want to study

I think I've also considered being a forensic scientist and a psychiatrist lol

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I don't think I really knew what I wanted to do in grade 9, but I did want to do something computer related. At the start of G11 I was looking into a mix between electrical engineering and computer science, but as the year progressed I started to realized that I enjoyed maths quite a bit more than physics. Ended up applying for maths+CS, though I'll be firming a straight CS course (though it is rather maths-heavy).

In terms of what areas of computer science I'm looking to specialize in however, I still have no idea. Hoping to figure that out after a few years at university.

good luck :)

btw, i see that you have the same subjects that I will probably take in the IB. except the german B SL (I'll do German A LangLit SL)

"coincidence?!" *dramatic face* "yeah, probably" ;)

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When I was really little I wanted to be a pop star... then a flight attendant (I just loved travelling, but then I realized I didn't want to wait on people, I wanted to fly places and be waited on..) So from there I decided I wanted to go into Business... get a Business degree! Sounded very good to me indeed, until almost everyone I spoke to told me that Business degrees are worthless, everyone and their mother have one and there are no secure jobs etc... It brought me down and suddenly nothing sounded appealing at all.. It was like that for a long time (prior to IB). During IB I felt that I was destined for law, and I was really determined about applying for Law in the UK or the states throughout all of it but I was also really bored of school and wanted to take a gap year before any of that.

Now being in my gap year I have come to realize the following six things:

1. Universities usually cost money.. a lot of money.

2. Universities are free in Denmark.

3. The only law degrees in Denmark are in Danish.

4. If I go to the UK and pursue Law I would not only have to take a student loan, but I would also have to leave my boyfriend who is studying Computer Science in Denmark.

5. The Danish government will give me money if I apply for university here.

6. Copenhagen Business School is actually very intriguing.

Upon realizing those six things I found a programme called International Business & Politics! What's even better is that I can specialise in law during my master degree..

So I guess I went along with my ''Business'' idea after all these years!! I just hope all those people weren't right..

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