Take a quick look at our Lent Term 2023 programme! We have a range of career weeks covering different sectors like the creative industries, green careers, charities, and tech. Read on for some of the highlights for this term.
You can make the most of the Careers Service this term by:
- Completing your Handshake Profile and Career Interests with as much detail as you can. This will enable our careers advisers to send you tailored updates and event notifications.
- Exploring the Career Centre to access our resources and appointments.
- Below is a flavour of what we’ve got coming up. Find our full range of fairs, sessions and panels via the Events section. Check in regularly as new events are added all the time!
Once you’ve registered to a fair, you can sign up to 1:to:1s directly with employers and group sessions for developing insights into different company cultures, working practices and career paths.
Don’t miss our careers events this term – they only take place once each academic year and are the only official University events of their kind. You can discover more and register via Handshake.
Creative Careers Festival | Monday 23 January – Thursday 2 February
Our Creative Careers Festival is back! Starting the 23 January until the 2 February, it’s two weeks of events, speakers and content from different areas of the creative industries. Find out what we’ll be covering and when on our website, or us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates. ✨🎬
You can also search ‘Creative Careers Festival’ on the Events section in Handshake to see all the upcoming events.
Green Careers Festival | Tuesday 24 January – Friday 10 February
The Green Careers Festival is back this Lent term in collaboration with Cambridge Zero. The Green Careers Fair will be on Tuesday 7 February with various employers with renewable work and initiatives. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates. 🌱
You can also search ‘Green Festival’ on the Events section in Handshake to see all the upcoming events.
Tech Festival | Thursday 26 January – Wednesday 15 February
This Lent we’ll be hosting our first ever Tech Festival and Tech Fair on 15 February, covering various roles across the sector not just technical ones. We’ll have representatives from Netflix, Pinterest, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates. 🌐
You can also search ‘Tech Festival’ on the Events section in Handshake to see all the upcoming events.
Life Sciences Careers Week | Monday 30 January – Wednesday 1 February
A new week of career events specifically for life science students including our Life Science Fair on 1 February, from in the lab to outside roles like consulting. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates. 🔬
You can also search ‘Life Science Careers Week’ on the Events section in Handshake to see all the upcoming events.
International Development & Charities Festival | Monday 6 February – Wednesday 15 February
After the success of last year we are bringing back our International Development & Charities Festival starting Monday 6 February with over a week of events, workshops and resources covering these two industries. Find out what we’ll be covering and when on our website, or follow us on Facebook for regular updates. ✨🌍
You can also search ‘International Development & Charities Festival’ on the Events section in Handshake to see all the upcoming events.
We’re changing how we send our newsletters!
This year we’re giving you more control over what you receive from us in your email inbox. As a Cambridge student you’ll still receive termly emails telling you what’s coming up from the Careers Service, but the rest will depend on where you’re at in your careers thinking. If you’re not registered to Handshake, you’ll receive a careers round-up based on your Faculty midway through term. If you are registered on Handshake, you’ll either receive round ups based on the sectors you’ve put you’re interested in on your profile. This is to keep you in on the loop of what’s happening in careers that might interest you.
If you’d like to receive more frequent newsletters, with in depth information and advice on applications, opportunities, vacancies, and more, you can register for one of our many sector and EDI newsletters here on our website. You’ll need to be registered for Handshake to receive these.
Our social media channels, such as our Facebook and Twitter, are frequently updated with opportunities and events too. You can also check out our online resources on various careers and book in for a consultation at any time.