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What do Cambridge graduates do?

The top three sectors that English Cambridge graduates joined were arts and recreation (circa 10% of those who responded), followed by communications (6%) and then publishing (6%). Of course many English Cambridge graduates continue on to further study (circa 33% 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 from an English 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

English graduates who want to use their degree often think about working in publishing, journalism or libraries and archives. 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 English. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information. Use LinkedIn in a similar way.