‘The Careers Service is just for finalists, City careers, and can’t help if you don’t know what you want to do’…
Here’s how you can make the most of us, no matter what year group you’re in, where you want to work, and how clear you are on your career path:
The Careers Service is here for you, no matter what stage you’re at in your career thinking.
We can help you to prepare for your future throughout your time at Cambridge, and beyond. Whether you’re a first year, penultimate or finalist; a postgraduate, or a postdoc; our services and resources are free for you to access regardless of your academic status, online and in-person. We offer guidance on work experience, internships and advice on making the most of Cambridge through extracurricular activities and volunteering. You can even tap into our offering once you’ve graduated.
in Lent we run a rich variety of events, panels and briefings around work beyond the City
We’re not just for City careers – we offer detailed advice and share thousands of vacancies across the board.
Did you know that less than 10 per cent of Cambridge graduates go on to work in the City? The Careers Service is open year-round and our resources and the vacancies we advertise tap into over 60 sector categories. Our events programme runs in line with large recruitment cycles, so inevitably in Michaelmas the programme’s focus is on the City. However, in Lent we run a rich variety of events, panels and briefings around work beyond the City – hosting employers from charities, creative companies, start-ups and more! In fact, we’ve recently launched a blog dedicated to work beyond the city – ‘But I don’t want to work in the City!’.
We’ll help you from day one – whether you have a clear idea of what you want to do, or no clue at all.
We know that deciding what to do after University can feel daunting. ‘What if I get it wrong? How do I decide in the first place? Everybody else already seems to know what they want to do…?’ are very common queries we hear. You’re not alone, and shouldn’t panic. We can help you establish a starting point – a way to think about it that will stop ‘thinkers’ block’, help you find inspiration, and then move some of those ideas into sharper focus until you do know what your next steps after University will be. See our website to get started.