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Land Economy Tripos and your career

Land Economy graduates are highly successful in the labour market and in recent years there has been virtually a 100% employment rate amongst those choosing to go into graduate-level employment. The conventional route is to enter a career in the property sector as a Chartered Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Many property companies, Chartered Surveying firms and organisations that depend on property to operate (for example retail and transport), target our Land Economy students. They offer opportunities throughout the UK and abroad, not just the 'square mile' of the City of London.

Although the property sector is especially volatile in times of boom or bust, most employers target Cambridge, whatever the state of the economy. Land Economy graduates are highly sought-after by employers in other sectors too and usually more students enter other careers, such as law, banking, management consultancy and the Civil Service, than go into property. Graduates also go on to work for organisations involved in conservation and environmental protection including international agencies and local authorities.

All Land Economy students and graduates have the benefits of joining a very strong alumni association to help network, meet people, and learn more about the huge variety of careers on offer.

The following Occupational Profiles, produced by Prospects, may be of interest:

Some graduates proceed to further education and research. Some continue into the Departmentís one-year MPhil graduate programme, whilst others move on to other universities. Graduates further down their career path can be contacted informally using GradLink, giving you the opportunity to learn from individuals who have already taken the steps you might be planning.

Each year the Careers Service surveys all graduating students to find out what they are doing six months after graduation. The results of this survey, for each degree subject, can be viewed on the Unistats site.

Thinking about and understanding the skills or competencies you have developed from your Cambridge Degree is a crucial aspect to career planning. You will find useful information via the Cambridge Skills Portal.