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Molly Edmonds

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Molly studied a BSc Economics degree at the University of Southampton, and now works as an assistant economist in the Welsh Government in the trade policy team.

Why did you choose to study economics?

I chose to study economics because when it came to picking A level options, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with my career and which degree I wanted to do, my two favourite subjects at school were Maths and Business and therefore I thought that Economics was a great choice to allow me to have a broad choice of University course and career.

How would you describe economics?

I would describe economics as a diverse exciting subject which can offer a wide range of career choices. It’s like a puzzle where supply, demand, prices and incentives fit together to shape an economy. In a nutshell it’s about making choices and understanding how societies manage limited resources to meet diverse needs.

If you had a time machine and could meet your 16-year-old self, what advice would you give them?

Don’t stress, everything will work out in the end. Choosing a career isn’t a race and you will end up where you are meant to be eventually. When I was 16, I felt an immediate pressure to know which a levels, university course and career I wanted to pursue. Looking back now I realise that by choosing subjects I enjoy I naturally fell into a career that I love and that nothing is set in stone and can be changed if something isn’t working out.

What is your favourite part of economics?

Don’t stress, everything will work out in the end. Choosing a career isn’t a race and you will end up where you are meant to be eventually. When I was 16, I felt an immediate pressure to know which a levels, university course and career I wanted to pursue. Looking back now I realise that by choosing subjects I enjoy I naturally fell into a career that I love and that nothing is set in stone and can be changed if something isn’t working out.

Is there anything you would do differently if you had the chance?

If I could go back, I would definitely have chosen to study an integrated masters degree. After I graduated with my undergraduate degree, I realised there is still so much more I would have loved to have learnt about economics.

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