Lately I've been wondering what I'm going to do with myself after graduation. Soon I'll be starting my final year at Uni, and I'm under no illusions that it's not going to whiz by right before my eyes.
I've been looking into Journalism masters, so I can get into Science Writing. It's something that I think I'd be good at, and appeals to my love of researching, writing and science. However, it's not something that I know I'd be good at. I've only ever written one article before, a short piece about study drugs for our student newspaper. I guess we'll see.
As soon as my exams are over, I'm going to get in touch with the editor of my student newspaper and see if I can contribute regularly. It'd be nice to see my name in print again. There's also a specific student science magazine that Edinburgh University produce that I'll see about getting involved in - they also do podcasts which is kind of cool.
I guess I'll just throw myself into that right at the beginning of the year, and see if it's something I could do. I'll have to be quick though, I won't have long before I'll have to apply for Masters. There's no deadline per se, but the earlier the better.
Right now, researching journalism careers, and looking at Universities. It seems like something I would love doing. But is there even enough career prospects for a would-be Science writer these days?
I guess we'll find out.