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At first I was a bit worried because of the job prospects: in Italy (as I think everywhere in the world) an Economics graduate has definitely more chances to land a good job than a Literature graduate. I wanted to study Law because I was really interested in International legislation and Human Rights law; moreover, a career in the legal field seemed to me more “safe” than a career in the Arts. However, I chose to follow my dreams and, at the moment, I am really happy because I am getting to know fields I did not even imagine existed.
The thing that probably surprised me the most is the multiculturality of what I am studying: not only did I find out that literature is a truly global phenomena but, in addiction to that, I came to know cultural expressions I never heard of before. At the moment, my academic interests lay into the fields of philology, Medieval and Contemporary Italian Literature.
After university, I would love to either become a journalist or pursue an academic career; I guess it all depends on what I will be thinking of when I graduate. I would not mind following some elective courses in the field of gender studies. The issue of women writers has always been replay dear to me, ever since I have read A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf.
I remember, the day before my first day at university I was extremely worried of not being able to make new friends and of failing my exams. In the end, everything turned out extremely well! I made a lot of new friends and my first exams went very well…