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Im currently in my second year of a three year university degree in Building Surveying. Im in the middle of looking for a placement year in the industry after my second year in order to further my learning before i finish my degree. At the moment it is looking bleak. Hardly any of the construction firms like Balfour Beatty or EC Harris are offering building surveying placements, they all seem to be offering just quantity surveying ones. Now im not sure whether i should change my degree to quantity surveying (which im allowed to do with ease as building surveyors and quantity surveyors on my course do all the same things in the first two years and specialise in the third year) in order to secure a job and a placement, or stick to what i started out in? If i dont get a year placement i might just take a year out as i dont feel confident going straight into my third year. i feel i could probably get a 2-2 overall now but if i take a year out and better myself i feel i could get a 1st. opinions please? any advice? is changing from building to quantity surveying to drastic? thank you.

Asked By: NMack - 3/6/2009
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Do what your heart feels is best. Everything will work out fine in the end.
Answered By: Henry Kane - 3/6/2009
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man i'm more worried... im done this year and it's going to be the worst year for graduating. im not sure but start building up your resume now and remember job experience counts more than education many times. good luck bro.
Answered By: Q - 3/6/2009
 
get a job anywhere while things r bleak u do need some money nd ur degrees arnt goin away r they
Answered By: ha ha - 3/6/2009
 
your best bet is to view things long term. This economic downturn cycle will eventually right itself, I'd say in 2 to 3 years time. It's then that the big building contractors will be in desperate need of your developing talents in Building surveying. Another factor is the desperate need for housing the population... More
Answered By: advocate172000 - 3/6/2009
 
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