As well as a good degree, our students want to progress to a great job when they graduate, or set up their own business, or take up a research position on the journey to becoming an academic themselves.
That’s why we take your personal, professional and career ambitions seriously right from the start.
We run a special programme “Optimise your Future” which you can dip in and out of as you like. We run it in close collaboration with the University Careers Service and we employ a Careers Adviser regularly in term time at the College whom you can book to see.
Our "Catalyst" panels offer you the chance to engage with alumni at all stages of their career as well as experts from a range of fields to help you focus your career ambitions. For example, we run a panel event in College "Medics and Vets: Alternative Careers" to broaden the range of options that our current students consider. We also run joint events each term with other colleges, including an "MBA in a day" and "Speed Mentoring in an evening", drawing on our business partners and their expertise.
So if you want to work on your leadership skills, learn how to polish your CV, or experience some ‘mock’ assessment tests of the kind that major employers use when hiring graduates, we can help you to perform well.
We also use links to our alumni and to our business partners as a way of providing taster experiences and work shadowing in the vacations.
Building up your professional networks is important while you are at Cambridge and there will be opportunities to meet and explore a range of career opportunities with graduates. For example, we run a “Lucy in London” event for our law students to meet and listen to lawyers from a wide range of legal occupations in the City.
We also encourage our international students, and recent graduates, to meet up with alumni in the countries they will be going to so that they can be put in touch with colleagues who can help them professionally. We use both face to face and video links to support this.
To learn about the more general support available from the University Careers Service click the button below.