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September 20, 2019, 05:54:20 am

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17910 on: August 17, 2019, 10:34:47 pm »
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Not really imo. A BSc by itself is pretty useless for most of the part...

Have friends with BSc who've landed 100k+ grad roles at Google, Atlassian, McKinsey, BCG, Goldman Sachs, probably at a higher success rate than my BCom friends, but I guess it depends on what you define as 'useful'

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« Reply #17911 on: August 18, 2019, 01:28:12 am »
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Have friends with BSc who've landed 100k+ grad roles at Google, Atlassian, McKinsey, BCG, Goldman Sachs, probably at a higher success rate than my BCom friends, but I guess it depends on what you define as 'useful'

haha i can only imagine what wam + extra curricular they must have done to land those ! But i didnt know you could get grad roles with a bachelor of science, they must be exceptional.

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17912 on: August 18, 2019, 01:42:41 am »
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haha i can only imagine what wam + extra curricular they must have done to land those ! But i didnt know you could get grad roles with a bachelor of science, they must be exceptional.

Exactly. One of the reasons I'm taking Comp sci(apart from that I like it) is because my BSc(Advanced) is pretty useless by itself. If I wanted to go into research I would 100% need a Phd. I don't know of anyone who would hire me based on the sole fact that of having a degree in Physics..
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17913 on: August 18, 2019, 10:09:45 am »
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Exactly. One of the reasons I'm taking Comp sci(apart from that I like it) is because my BSc(Advanced) is pretty useless by itself. If I wanted to go into research I would 100% need a Phd. I don't know of anyone who would hire me based on the sole fact that of having a degree in Physics..

Plenty of companies as long as you're in the top 2-3% of students :)

I'd hazard even the top 10-20% should be very, very employable straight out of undergrad

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17914 on: August 18, 2019, 10:33:42 am »
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Have friends with BSc who've landed 100k+ grad roles at Google, Atlassian, McKinsey, BCG, Goldman Sachs, probably at a higher success rate than my BCom friends, but I guess it depends on what you define as 'useful'

That’s incredible. any chance you know what major/s they did and approx how high their wams would’ve been?

Another question, how useful would it be (in terms of employment) if I also did a concurrent diploma at UniMelb? Thanks.
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« Reply #17915 on: August 18, 2019, 11:09:30 am »
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That’s incredible. any chance you know what major/s they did and approx how high their wams would’ve been?

Another question, how useful would it be (in terms of employment) if I also did a concurrent diploma at UniMelb? Thanks.

Majors are usually irrelevant, WAMs would be 80+ min, mostly 90+
Diplomas are mostly irrelevant

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« Reply #17916 on: August 18, 2019, 10:43:27 pm »
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No, I know the odd one or two who managed to land engineering jobs, albeit we're talking easily 90+ WAM here and rockstar performers, the vast majority would have studied their masters. 
Other options include Big 4 banks, Big 4 accounting firms, management consulting, investment banking...

With a science degree these days the world really is your oyster

I'm a bit late here, but was this for software engineering? I would have thought you'd definitely need the official Engineers Australia accreditation for Civil, Electrical ect. Thanks for all this insight! :)
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« Reply #17917 on: August 19, 2019, 01:31:31 pm »
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I'm a bit late here, but was this for software engineering? I would have thought you'd definitely need the official Engineers Australia accreditation for Civil, Electrical ect. Thanks for all this insight! :)

Sorry, yes, predominantly software engineering, although iirc there was 1 or 2 who got hired and had the employer pay for their training on the job.