The Department of Land Economy runs an Employment Programme open to all current Land Economy students. The Programme is designed to assist the students to find their ‘ideal’ job position upon finalising their studies. The Employment Programme runs in association with the Cambridge University Land Society - CULS and Cambridge University Land Economy Advisory Board – CLEAB.
The property careers fair was the first stepping-stone for me landing my dream job (REF student, 2015-16 cohort).
REF graduates follow a wide range of careers. A lot of our students enter into businesses and finance, inclufing banking secor (e.g. DBS, Kempen & Co, Natixis), investment managemnent (e.g. LaSalle, PGIM Real Estate, Eastdil Secured) and consultancies (e.g. Bilfinger GVA, CBRE, Maya Capital). Other graduates choose the legal profession, government service, local or public service, the voluntary sector, international and regional organisations and higher degrees and academia.
At the University level the Careers Service maintains links with relevant employers and takes into account employer needs and opinions in the services, which it provides for students. The Careers Service also allocates a Careers Advisor to each College, Faculty and Department to act as a point of contact.
Cambridge has made an enormous impact on our employability. Most have had interviews with banks or private equity firms which before were simply out of reach. (REF student 2015-16)