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Graduation and Careers


graduatesCongratulations! You have received your final examination results and are ready to graduate. All the information you need to know about applying to have your degree conferred, ceremony dates and what to wear can be found on the Academic Registry website.

What Next?

Trying to decide what to do after your completing your BESS degree? The University's Careers Advisory Service assists students in all aspects of career planning from career decision making (including the role of further study) through to building CVs and LinkedIn profiles, provides support with interview preparation, and advertises graduate vacancies as well as work experience and internship opportunities. For further information email or visit the Careers Advisory Service website.


From a career perspective BESS is an extremely flexible and practical degree programme. Graduates are highly sought after by employers, in a range of fields, such as in finance and banking, research, management consulting, teaching, public service, journalism, politics and non-governmental organisations. The following are just a few examples of the diverse organisations that have recruited BESS graduates over recent years:


Postgraduate Study

Many BESS graduates have gone on to postgraduate study both at Trinity College and at other leading universities around the world such as the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Amsterdam, Lund University Sweden and the University of Melbourne. You can find out more about Trinity's postgraduate courses, in the four BESS disciplines, on the following websites:



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The BESS alumni community is made up of almost 6,000 graduates around the world. There are numerous of opportunities for former BESS students to stay connected with each other and with Trinity, so please do keep in touch.

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