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What do Cambridge graduates do?

Each year some 30% of Classics graduates from Cambridge undertake further study. For those who do go straight into employment, the most popular sectors are communications, the arts, and public service. Many also choose to go into accounting, publishing, research and charity work.

Will employers want my degree?

The majority of employers that recruit Cambridge graduates do not require a certain degree. They are usually more interested in what you can do rather than what you have studied. Want to know what role would suit you? Take a look at the transferable skills from a Classics degree. Try looking for ideas for help with identifying your personal strengths and preferences. Then search Handshake for internships, jobs or graduate schemes you are interested in. Note the selection criteria that usually focus on "competencies” rather than having studied a certain subject and see which ones are a good fit.

Using my degree

Classics graduates who want to use their degree often think about working in arts & heritage, banking & financial markets, marketing & communications, public sector or in teaching. Be aware that all of these sectors have a wide variety of roles. For example museums have staff working in fundraising, marketing, communications, publications, visitor experience, education and outreach – as well as curators So if you are interested in a certain sector think about what you are good at and which roles might be a good fit for you. Network with alumni who studied Classics. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information. Use LinkedIn in a similar way.