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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.  We coordinate a programme of lively, entertaining and informative events and activites open to all, which for 2017/18 includes:

Student careers questionnaire: We start by finding out what you think you will do after St Edmund's. Sent out with the student pack on arrival in late September.

Beginning of year events: Gordon Chesterman, Director of the University Careers Service and Tutor for Careers, will speak at the new students induction meetings to signpost careers activities within the College and the University Careers Service. Friday 29 September at 3pm for new Undergraduate students; Monday 2 October at 5.30pm for new Masters and PhD students.

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

1 November, 6pm

The Cambridge Economy
Matthew Bullock, Master

Of general interest to anyone curious about the only region of the country outside London to make a net positive contribution to the UK economy. Particularly relevant to anyone contemplating staying and forging a career in Cambridge

Subject dinners: Students interested in pursuing their subject further into research and other subject-specific careers are encouraged to come along and chat with College Fellows and academics from relevant departments in a convivial setting. These dinners will be held in the Dining Hall alongside Tuesday formals.

7 November  Economics/Land Economy/Finance
30 January   Arts/Humanities
13 February  Maths and Engineering
27 February  Law
6 March   Social Sciences
13 March  Natural Science/Medicine/Veterinary Medicine

Careers events: These informal events are aimed at students wanting to chat about particular career areas with Fellows, alumni and other relevant business contacts.  

Michaelmas, date tbc Finance
Michaelmas, date tbc Land Economy
Lent, date tbc Engineering
Lent, date tbc NGO/Social Enterprise/Charity
date tbc Others

Career skills sessions:  These highly practical sessions provided by leading Training Consultant and Career Coach Katie Hewitt cover topics such as Communication Skills, Interview Skills, Negotiation, Assertiveness, Presentation Skills, Speed Reading, Writing Skills, Networking, Team Building, Leadership and Self Awareness.

1 February Session 1
8 February Session 2
15 February Session 3

What's an entrepreneur? Open to all, this evening event is an opportunity to hear the stories of a number of local entrepreneurs who will participate in a panel session, followed by networking with representives from the entrepreneurial and business ecosystem. Lent Term, date tbc.

Business idea competition: A competition open to all current students with a business idea. Prizes include £500 cash, and for the brightest idea a place on the coveted Cambridge Judge Business School Accelerate programme. 

MBA in an evening: A first in Cambridge and possibly anywhere in the world, our Judge Business School Fellows and their colleagues cover the essence of an MBA course in a single evening. Lent Term, date tbc.


The programme of events and activities is coordinated by the Careers and Enterprise Committee, which includes student participation. For further information contact