Clare College Cambridge

Careers Service

The University of Cambridge Careers Service provides careers information, advice and guidance to all current University of Cambridge undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as a life-long service for Cambridge alumni.

The portal to all the Careers Service has to offer is its website. Here, you can search for vacation work; sign up to receive emails on career issues of interest to you; check the online diary for information, skills development and recruitment events run by the Careers Service or employers; use the online tests and career interest questionnaires, and information on a range of career sectors, to explore your career interests and options; and look to see how you can book a guidance session with a Careers Adviser.

In addition, the Careers Service publishes an annual Cambridge Careers Guide, which gives an overview of many careers areas, career choices and the services available via the Careers Service. It also includes sample CVs. Copies of ‘The Guide’ are available from Clare’s Porters’ Lodges early in the Michaelmas Term. You can also collect a free copy from the Careers Service at Stuart House, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1XE, Telephone +44 1223 338288.

Other services provided by the Careers Service include:

  • A guide to writing CVs and Cover Letters (available free from the Careers Service)
  • GradLink – a database of Cambridge graduates who have agreed to be contacted informally by current students on career issues
  • In addition to offering free, confidential, impartial short and long appointments to discuss career issues you can also book a practice interview and get feedback on your performance
  • A Vacation Work Bursary scheme open to undergraduates who plan to volunteer or take unpaid work in the charity, arts or media sectors.

Students are advised to register with two customisable email services: CLICK and “Vacancies & Opportunities”.