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What do Cambridge graduates do?

A high proportion of Cambridge first degree graduatesĀ  choose to go on to further study (just under 15% for the Management Studies tripos). For those who get jobs you can see the types of sectors they work in. Management consulting is frequently noted as the first destination from this small cohort of graduates, but many other sectors are also represented.

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? You could start by reflecting on the transferable skills you will gain from a Management Studies degree, not just from the coursework and exams but also from your Easter term consulting project. 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 the selection criteria often focus on "competenciesā€ rather than having studied a certain subject.

Using my degree

Management graduates who want to use their degree often think about working in business and project management, consultancy or in the public sector. Be aware that some 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, consider what you are good at and which roles might be a good fit for you. Network with alumni who studied Management. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information. Use LinkedIn in a similar way.