AllAboutCareers

LAW INTERNSHIPS CLOSING SOON! http://allaboutlaw.co.uk/law-jobs/vacation-schemes

What can I do with...

...a geography degree?

Want to know what you can do with a geography degree? Czech out this Brazil(liant) tool (Syria-sly, we’ll stop with the puns):

Sectors

 

The beauty of a geography degree is that there is a huge range of careers you can try out. You might already know about the obvious ones, but the interdisciplinary nature of your course means that your skills are relevant across a smorgasbord of sectors. Click on the links to explore them!

Skills

 

Your geography degree might not have taught you to juggle knives, dance the foxtrot or hunt wolverines in Alaska, but all that fieldwork, report-writing and studying will have given you some excellent transferrable skills, such as:

Advanced I.T. Skills

Microsoft office? Child’s play! You’ve got highly developed I.T. skills that’d run rings around the average schmuck.

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.

Independence

You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Leadership

You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.

Research

Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Teamwork

You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.

Occupations

 

If you’re still stuck for inspiration, have a browse through our list of suggested occupations.  Bear in mind, many of the occupations closely related to geography will require further postgraduate study.