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Earth Sciences Careers

Annual careers event

The annual Sedgwick Club Careers Event is held in the Michaelmas Term.  Current students have the opportunity to meet people employed in a large variety of different sectors (oil exploration, mining, environmental science, hydrogeology, academic research, publishing etc). Many of these are ex- Cambridge graduates who come along to share their experiences and offer advice in an informal setting.

There will also be beer, gin & nibbles.

Earth Sciences careers

Most of our undergraduates who wish to pursue scientific careers go on to work for a research degree; an MSc or PhD. Some go directly into industry, management, teaching and other fields. Nationwide, about half of all professional geologists work for the petroleum industry, but Cambridge graduates are also particularly prominent in hydrogeology and environmental geology.

The study of the Earth is an integrated science that draws on a range of knowledge from every scientific discipline. As a graduate, you’ll be uniquely positioned to apply this knowledge to almost any career you can imagine. From publishing to programming, finance, teaching, oil exploration and engineering, the possibilities are infinite, limited only by your imagination and ambition …