Careers in Geography
Geography is a very broad discipline and therefore the prospect of having to decide what to do with your degree can be quite intimidating. However, rest assured, the diversity of the subject means that the transferable skills acquired from a geography degree can be applied to a variety of career paths. From banking to consulting, law to entrepreneurship, geography graduates in fact have one of the highest rates of graduate employment.
A degree in geography, especially from an established university such as Durham, is well respected amongst many graduate employers. The skills that geographers gain during a degree, such as computational skills from GIS, research and analysis techniques, project management and team work often encompass the broad range of skills that employers are looking for in their potential work force.
Through talks and advice sessions we hope to provide you with all the careers information you need, from volunteering to internships and graduate jobs, so that DUGS members have the sufficient knowledge to make informed decisions on what route they want to follow in the job market.
Geography has the ability to take you places (pardon the pun). Whether you become the next famous geographer alongside Nicholas Crane, head the UN with Ban Ki-moon or if your career follows a more 'under the radar' approach, DUGS hopes to help you make that first step onto the careers ladder.