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    Is there any point of doing an Economics degree if you can get into a Bachelor of Commerce?

    I agree with the point that it is rare to get an economist type role directly out of uni. Economics degrees do offer double majors but with the cavet that you must major in some form of Economics major and within the same program length as a commerce degree. An Economics degree doesn't have...
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    I've got a few questions about degrees.

    Because it can be confusing - I also make hiring decisions irl. The right degree gets you an interview and potentially the role at the start of your career. The right roles and experience after 2 to 3 years out gets you an interview. But connections or nailing the interview gets you the job.
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    Data science vs stats major

    Stats in the workplace is mainly for calculating, interpreting and presenting for decisions. Data science is all of the above but would also involve sourcing, transforming and finding ways to automate the data that form the stats. Usually Big Data and BI tools are your bread and butter. AI...
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    How on earth did you guys figure what to do in university?

    Choosing a degree at the start doesn't determine what you will do for the rest of your life. I have come across CVs with candidates from various degrees. Uni is really just a point of entry into various careers. Switched on people tend to find their feet when they need to.
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    Econometrics or Stats

    Econometrics I agree has much more commercial focused applications. To be honest can't comment on stats in maths. Unless the courses have changed. I recall econometrics was derived and applied and Finance was the plug and play formulas. I loosely applied econometrics to designing key...
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    Business Analytics, what is it exactly?

    Business Analytics was not offered when I was at uni. It sounds like a combination of econometrics and info sys. I studied subjects in both and found them both useful in my career when I worked in performance analytics. Stats was in particular most useful but being able to interpret, apply and...
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    LinkedIn help

    The primary point I'm making - be honest in your CV and linkedin profile. Seondary point (and in response to the post I initially quoted) - your linkedin profile could be viewed by potential employers. Make what you want from this.
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    LinkedIn help

    Agreed that significant differences in their CV and Linkedin profile has put me off candidates who look good on paper. Generally, the interview cuts through the smoke and mirrors. Even better if you can screen it before the interview.
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    LinkedIn help

    It is neither a positive or negative reflection on the candidate. It gives me insight into a few things... What have they customised in their CV What have they shared publicly vs what they have shared in the application Any transferable skills would I also be interested to know more about
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    LinkedIn help

    I look at a candidate's linkedin page sometimes before conducting the interview...
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    Is it too much to ask for a job/career in arts, social science etc etc that pays good, has very good job growth and highly satisfying?

    Coding is extremely tedious and a majority of solutions are driven not by the devs but by the Business. It is true that a lot of comm/eco grads will not have coding skills but it is also true that these skills can be picked up on the job. From my experience a lot of devs although are great at...
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    Have I messed up my chance for success already?

    I honestly don't believe your degree performance creates a lasting impression on your career post-uni. Having peformed at a pass average in my degree, it has not impacted my opportunities in my career. I am not the exception and it works the other way with good grades at Uni. Albiet good grades...
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    HELP on business/commerce major?

    Tbh, choose a major you are interested in. Unless you are obtaining a separate qualification or fulfilling pre-reqs it makes very little difference when you graduate. Go for the desirable skills such as proficiency in data, problem solving and negotiation.
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    BCom or BBA (Urgent)

    I can't speak to HR careers. Generally, it would be an advantage to have a information systems degree if you plan to go into an Operations/Delivery career. For a specific industry this may change what you need. Those in operations often progress their careers into project work. It usually...
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    B Comm/Eco or B Comm/Info Sys

    The finance industry is littered with projects in today's industries. BIS provides a good foundation for these transferrable skills. I did Eco. However, I've worked as a BA and in Analytics in past roles. Only ever did 1st year infs and taught myself vba and SQL while working. Would have...
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    Commerce degrees at UNSW, Usyd

    While its great to see scholar on a CV, it is only interesting for your first employer. Just like an ATAR, after you get into a business, it doesn't matter much after that. I would prefer to hire someone who can solve a problem proactively and can interact well with the team and my stakeholders.
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    Work Experience? Need genuine advice

    I agree with seremify007. I have been working in the advice industry for a while now and right now a lot of the traditional advice businesses are scaling down to just closing the business entirely. The key to financial advice is knowing how to sell. Without this skill, it is difficult to be...
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    Getting ahead in uni

    I occasionally log in to answer questions
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    Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Information Systems

    I graduated in a tough job market right after the GFC and just before the Euro-crisis. There were not many jobs available. Having Excel skills and learning very quickly at work really helped me. However, for the matter of majors, I think Information Systems would help but stats from my...
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    "what should I be doing to boost my career prospects?" AFTER FAILING FOR 2 YEARS

    Here is a tip - finish a degree and finish it well. Especially if you want to work for the government you should expect to get at least a D average and if you can get it, honours. By placing too much emphasis, you are perpetuating your situation. Once you finish, you will perhaps realise there...