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What do Cambridge graduates do?

The top three sectors that Cambridge Computer Science graduates joined were the IT Sector (circa 41% of those who responded), followed by Manufacturing, utilities, power: technical (10%) and then Banking and investment (8%). Of course many computer scientists continue on to further study (circa 10% of the most recent survey) and this may be something that you want to consider.

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 you can acquire from a degree in Computer Science. 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

Computer Science graduates who want to use their degree often think about working in IT or banking and investment. Be aware that all of these sectors have a wide variety of roles. For example HR, Marketing, IT, Finance and Logistics. 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 Computer Science. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information. Use LinkedIn in a similar way.