06 August 2012 09:53 AM | By Colleen Last
How to Relate Your Degree to the Real World

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A politics degree opens up a vast array of career options within the public sector, from policy-making in a local constituency to managing international relations as a foreign diplomat. But at the same time, many of the skills acquired through a politics degree - problem solving, persuasion, analysing arguments - will transfer easily to private sector roles in market research, campaigning or journalism.

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    It is time for the working class to start organising itself, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said on Thursday.

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