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Careers Guidance

Membership of Magdalene College and the University of Cambridge is for life. We endeavour not only to support you through your studies here but to help you prepare for what comes next.

The University of Cambridge Careers Service has an excellent reputation and will help with everything from thinking about what you might want to do after graduation, to helping you find relevant openings, to advice on preparing CVs and job applications. The Careers Service remains available to Cambridge alumni after they graduate: it is a life-long resource.

The Service organises a large range of careers events, employer presentations, and skills and briefing sessions. It is not only concerned with helping students find their way in 'traditional' careers, but can also advise on further study, volunteering opportunities, and exploring routes such as self-employment.

The Careers Service can also help arrange work experience placements and internships. Through its Summer Bursary Scheme the Service can provide bursaries of up to £500 undergraduates (including finalists) to help fund unpaid or low-paid work experience in sectors where it is hard to get paid experience; for example, media, arts & heritage, and not-for-profit.

There are a range of highly-experienced careers advisors available for consultation. You can make an appointment with any of the advisors, each of whom specialises in certain areas of work and employment, but the College also has a designated link advisor, whom you can contact if you are not sure where to start!

Magdalene's link advisor at the University Careers Service is Frances Meegan, who is always happy to meet with members of Magdalene. You can make an appointment with Frances of any of the University careers advisors through the Careers Service website.

As well as to current students and postdocs, the resources of the University Careers Service are available to all Cambridge alumni.