After Your Degree: Where Next?

If graduating is close, or if you have already graduated, it can be difficult to decide what to do next or where to go.


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Further Study

Masters and PhDs are often seen as investing in your future – making you more qualified for a future career. Deciding to go onto further study is often a difficult decision (and that is before having to decide what to study, where to study and how to study), this section is hoping to inform you of what is available and where it can take you.

Jobs and Careers

The world is your oyster. An economics graduate has so many options it can be overwhelming. We have information on how much you could earn and tips for the CV and job interview process.

Useful careers resources:

jobs.ac.uk – the specialist jobsite for careers in academic, research, science and related professions. Thousands of jobs, free Jobs by Email service, specialist careers advice, blogs and much more.

The Gateway – an independent business and careers newspaper read by the most ambitious and business focused of today’s students.

The Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) specialise in placing graduates into graduate jobs and advertising student jobs, internships, placements, gap years and courses.

Econ-Jobs.com – one of the best resources for graduating economists in the UK to find work. The Government Economic Service, DFID, CBI, ofgem, the UK Banks and major international organisations come to Econ-Jobs.com first when they are doing their graduate economist recruitment drive. It also provides students a good idea of which jobs in economics they can work towards.

The Bloomberg Institute have developed the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), an innovative tool to help students and recent graduates to secure employment. The test covers: economics; financial statements analysis; corporate valuation; investment banking; financial markets; investment management; verbal skills; math skills; analytical reasoning; situational judgment and ethics; and modelling skills. After taking the BAT, student profiles are entered into the Bloomberg Institute Talent Search, a tool used by employers to find top new talent.

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