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What do Cambridge graduates do?

Cambridge geography graduates find their way into many careers. Key employment sectors are typically the manufacturing and utility industries, public service and teaching. The top three sectors that Cambridge graduates joined were manufacturing and utilities (circa 10% of those who responded), followed by public service (circa 6%) and then teaching (6%). Of course many geographers continue on to further study (circa 26% 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 recent profiles of geography graduates and think about whether these roles might be of interest to 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 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

Geography graduates who want to use their degree often think about working in environment related fields, property or in land management. 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 Geography. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information. Use LinkedIn in a similar way.