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Life after St Edmund's

Your time at St Edmund's is just a stepping stone, and we are leading the way amongst the other Colleges in taking an active interest in what happens next. The combined experience of our diverse Fellowship covers a broad spectrum, and we are particularly well placed to advise, inform and enlighten your choices, whether further degrees, research careers, regular employment or being an entrepreneur and starting your own business.  Over 100 alumni, covering all sectors of employment and research have willingly offered their time in providing current students with advice and information to join and succeed in their chosen career path. We coordinate a programme of lively, entertaining and informative events and activites open to all throughout the year.

Beginning of year College events: Gordon Chesterman, Former Director of the University's Careers Service and a College Fellow and Tutor for Careers, will contribute to induction meetings to signpost careers activities within the College and the University Careers Service.  

Careers Service Events The University's Careers Service serves all students, all degree disciplines, all Colleges and all career interests. They host many virtual and online Careers Events and Briefing Sessions, covering all employment sectors. Employers also target Cambridge to host their own recruitment presentations - check their list of regualrly updated events. Sectors such as Banking, Finance and Consulting start recruiting VERY EARLY in the academic year - here are the dates for the major 2021 Virtual Careers Fairs:-

  • October 5th: Managament Consultancy
  • October 7th: Bankiing and Finance
  • October 12th: Law Fair
  • October 14th; Careers for Economists
  • October 19th: Careers for Mathematicians
  • October 21st: Graduate Schemes and Internships
  • October 28th: Science, Engineering and Technology Careers

Engage with the Service and register to the Careers Service 'Handshake' system to access thousands of graduate-level roles across all sectors.

College based talks and seminars: Occasional events incuding talks, seminars and presentations on topics of general interest and relevance to careers and enterprise.

'Eddies Connect'  Over 100 of our alumni have been in touch, kindly offering current Eddie's students advice, information and guidance by phone or email. We're also in touch with College friends and members, also offering to assist you on careers and enterprise related matters. Example of these helpful volunteers include:-

  • A MD of a publishing company
  • Lawyers and Barristers
  • Management Consultants
  • CEO of an IT start-up
  • Hospital and healthcare professionals
  • An energy consultant in Brazil
  • Investment Banking
  • Theatre and the performing arts
  • An employer relations consultant in Washington
  • A Psychologist
  • An environmental lawyer
  • A UN Political analyst in New York
  • A Government admnistrator in Canada.
  • A solar energy manager in Africa

If you'd like to contact any one of these people, please send an email to the Gordon Chesterman, the College's Careers Tutor and he will forward your email to the contact. Please include details about yourself: name, email, course, specialisms and career intentions, along with a question or two. They should then reply directly to you. Don't ask them for too much - requiring a lengthy reply - keep things simple to begin with.