MFin career development at Cambridge Judge
The Cambridge Master of Finance has maximum impact when you work in partnership with CJBS Careers services.
Our career development programme and our extensive list of activities and resources help you gain the insights and skills required to achieve your career goals.
Career development programme
The careers programme encompasses presentations, workshops, group practice, digital resources and one-to-one advisory sessions designed to help students with their career planning and job search endeavours, as well as to strengthen soft skills such as negotiation, networking and presentation skills.
The key aims of our careers service are to help you:
- assess your professional and academic background, skill sets, strengths and weaknesses
- keep informed about the latest sector developments and defining your career goals
- build a toolkit of skills to help you with ‘marketing’ yourself effectively
- interview successfully
- analyse, negotiate and accept a job offer.
The programme is made up of 3 main areas:
Support and resources
CJBS Careers regularly invite professional careers consultants, and industry practitioners to come in and deliver tailored personal and professional development workshops, provide career guidance, and run one-to-one appointments.
CJBS Careers work with industry experts and advisors, and use additional resources to help you explore what your drivers and goals are. The team will assist you in ensuring you have the confidence and skillset required to achieve your goals.
The Career Development programme provides you with access to workshops and small group practice sessions to build your job search skills.
The idea of these sessions are to equip you with the tools required to:
- define your career goals
- plan your career strategy
- carry out targeted research to identify opportunities
- refine and apply your interview skills
- build your story
- communicate the value of your programme
- write effective applications.
We understand that every individual has different needs and your experience will be different to someone else’s. So alongside our core sessions we have a number of optional workshops, which allow you to customise the career provision to work best for you.
Examples of sessions we are likely to run include:
- Identify your drivers, focus, and career anchors
- Leveraging your network to progress your job search
- Finance applications, interviews, and assessment centres
- Working with Executive Search Firms
- Salary Negotiations
Throughout the academic year we offer you individual advisory appointments with member of the Careers Team as well as Career Consultants.
These appointments will be available from the start of your programme, and are intended to help identify and refine the goals you have for your career, and support you in developing a realistic strategy to achieve your ideal job.
Before you join the programme, you will have access to the CJBS Careers Pre-arrival programme which is designed to help you start building your career development skills and be ready to take advantage of opportunities.
We offer a mentoring scheme during the academic year, pairing the students with alumni depending on their history and career aspirations. Mentors guide and provide careers support to the students on the development of their interpersonal skills, interview skills, careers navigation, and share with the student their own career journey and the latest development in their sector.
We host a range of events by leading name employers. These companies also post jobs on our Online Careers System, contact students they’ve identified as suitable for their roles, and work one-to-one with CJBS Careers to share opportunities.
The team works with companies and alumni connections to organise student visits, recruitment events, and insights sessions to help provide you with an insider perspective of working within particular companies or industries.
Companies that hosted events on campus or online in 2022/23
- Alvarez and Marsal
- Antler Ventures
- Bernstein Autonomous
- Cambridge Enterprise
- China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
- DC Advisory
- EY Parthenon
- Friedkin -TFGI
- Hermes GPE
- Nina Capital
- Octopus Energy
- Open Capital
- Partners Group
- Prime Ventures
- Publicis Sapient
- Rothschild Five Arrows
- Tern Capital