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Education, Policy and International Development: Employability


Become a highly employable graduate

Studying Education, Policy and International Development at Cambridge will equip you with the skills you need to become a highly employable graduate.

The Cambridge Careers Service provides exceptional support for all Cambridge students throughout their studies, and even after they graduate. Their website provides detailed information about all career sectors and tips about how to break into these sectors.

Successful careers

Education graduates go on to a variety of successful careers and many choose to pursue further study. Graduates from Education, Policy and International Development might be particularly interested in the following careers/sectors:

  • International Development
  • NGOs
  • Working in the charity sector
  • Public policy
  • Public affairs
  • Social enterprise
  • Further study and academia
  • Teaching

Exclusive careers events

The Careers Service runs a number of events exclusively for Cambridge students, giving students the opportunity to develop their employability skills and meet potential employers:

  • Graduate Schemes and Internships Event
  • Consultancy Event
  • Careers in Creative Industries Event
  • Work to Change the World Event
  • Skills and briefing sessions
  • Careers panels and talks (e.g. Careers Briefing: ‘I don’t want to work in the City!’)
  • Employer-led skills sessions (e.g. sessions on how to tackle Assessment Centres for careers in the not-for-profit sector)

The Careers Service runs various schemes to help students gain experience in these sectors. Examples of these include:

Cambridge University Careers Service Summer Bursary

This can help fund your work experience during the summer and make you stand out.

Cambridge Global Health Internship Scheme

This is a joint venture between the Cambridge University Careers Service and Cambridge alumni to create opportunities for undergraduates and finalists to experience first-hand the work of the UN and other international organisations in the area of international health in Geneva. This offers the chance to gain practical experience and to prepare for future professional careers.