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Did you know the Careers Service is here for you?

  • Maximise your employability during a PhD - whether in academic research or beyond
  • Impartial, knowledgeable and dedicated service - helping you make the most of your PhD at Cambridge

Watch this video Getting Started: Resources for PhDs to ensure you get information on briefings, employer presentations, careers fairs, graduate schemes and jobs that interest you.

Career thinking: what stage are you at?

I'm looking for ideas

  • Activate your account on Handshake, the Careers Service platform for access to: 1-to-1 guidance consultations; booking your spot on workshops and briefings; careers fairs and employer presentations
  • Receive information tailored by our Careers Service team, by making sure to fill out your Career Interests on your Handshake account
  • Do something outside of the focus of your research. Looking for ideas? Check out our quick guides.
  • Build your network to get ideas - connect with alumni
  • Take time to explore the career path that works best for you using our career planning tools

I've got a few ideas

Thinking of continuing in academia?

Considering applying your research skills elsewhere?

I have a clear idea