Hi there everyone, I’m a UK undergraduate, chosing my degree/masters course for next year. It’s going to be something physics/science-based, because that’s what I’m good at.
However, I’ve always wanted a job in the police, and hopefully move into CID or something, make a proper career out of it. It’s simply what I want to do, and I’ve always wanted to do it, regardless of what other employment opportunities there are for a graduate of physics or engineering or whatever it is I’ll end up doing
Recently, though, I’ve been looking into different careers in UK police agencies, and most of it just seems so ‘quaint’ and British, and the only ways to get into the real exciting jobs, like in Special Branch, are to have served in the army for many years. Something which I could do, but dont want to.
So I had a gander at US pages, and it seems the routes to becoming field agents, and the jobs that have the element of excitment that I want, are so much easier!
Except for the whole matter of not being a US citizen.
So I’ve been searching around this internet-thing for a while, looking at ways to live and work in America, and I’m lost in a sea of visas, green cards, naturalization oaths and suchlike. It’s so complicated! What also sucks, is that because I’m English, there’s no green-card lottery or anything for me.
If anyone could give me an overview of what my post/pre Uni options are, that would be really useful. And if anyone has any idea if persons of British origin are commonly accepted into agencies like the FBI, that’d help!
I’m thinking I can get a postgraduate job with a company that has offices worldwide, and see what transfer oppotunities arise. Then work on an H1B visa for as long as I can, and see if I can take the naturalization test.
Or see if I can find love with an American girl and get citizenship that way.
So…can you help, guys? Give me an insight…