Encompassing several possible roles, advertising is a profession you can pursue with a degree in any field. You can be an account manager responsible for communicating with clients and planning campaigns based on those clients’ demands. You can be an advertising copywriter or paper writer whose job is to write striking slogans or sales scripts. If you have a degree in information technology, you could put your skills to good use by taking up advertising in the digital space: for example, on social media or in the pay-per-click model (you see similar ads at the top or on the sides of Google search results, as well as on other websites). This profession requires creativity, but you don’t need a degree in this field. You will also need analytical skills, as advertising involves making decisions: for example, when and how to achieve the maximum possible impact through an advertising campaign.
From elementary school teachers to high school lecturers, there is always a need for teachers at every level of education, so it doesn’t matter what subjects you took for your degree. This choice is always an opportunity for you, and usually, you need to complete another year of study to receive your Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. You can, of course, choose to teach a specific subject, but there are also plenty of opportunities to specialize in an area of education: for example, you could focus on teaching children with special needs or, say, English for foreigners (if you like to travel, you could even teach it abroad).
One way to get into the teaching field or to gain valuable leadership skills that can be applied to other professions in the future is through the CELTA/DELTA programs that you can take at language schools in the UK.
Own your own business
In the end, if no one occupation particularly appeals to you, you have the choice to “go it alone” by starting your own business. Self-employment entails a greater level of risk compared to a full-time, permanent job because you never know how much money you’ll make in the next month. You also don’t have paid sick days, regulated vacations, or holidays. However, being your boss gives you the flexibility that you wouldn’t have if you worked for someone else to control your future and personal life. If you are self-employed, you are free to do what you want because you can start a company doing what makes you feel good, and that is a powerful motivator, making it much easier to get up early in the morning and devote many hours to the success of your business. Some graduates choose to start their own business on their own time while working for someone else (which, in turn, teaches valuable skills for their own business), and on occasion immediately become completely independent entrepreneurs once their business starts growing and generating income.
Have you ever dreamed of being a real James Bond? A career path in the intelligence services of the UK and other countries “Intelligence service” is possible if you have passed an exam for a certain level. For example, to become an M16 service agent, you need at least a diploma with above-average grades in any field and work experience to be selected for the “Intelligence Service Agent Development Program”. The selection process is rigorous, and you are strictly forbidden to tell anyone that you are in the selection process (except a close family member or a colleague of yours). Among other things, these services are looking for people who can demonstrate “real-world success in the academic setting and complementary work/life experiences,” as well as “exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.” Also, fairly fluent language skills are desirable for this role, so if you think you might be interested in this career path, you need to think it through beforehand.