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What do Cambridge graduates do?

The top three sectors that Cambridge graduates joined were, in our most recent survey, banking/finance (circa 21% of those who responded), followed by public sector/policy (9%) and then consulting (8%). Of course many continued on to further study (some 20% 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? 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 that selection criteria may focus on "competencies" and "strengths" as much as on having studied a certain subject. The economics course aims to foster a variety of skills including the assimilation of complex arguments, the analysis of practical issues, logical thought, quantitative techniques, mathematical skills, and effective communication.

Using my degree

Economics graduates who want to use their degree often think about working in economics consultancies, central banks or international organisations. These employers will all expect you to have a strong undergraduate degree and in some cases a postgraduate degree/work experience. 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 economics. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information. Use LinkedIn in a similar way.