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Where will a degree in Statistics take you?

Find out what our Statistics graduates have gone on to do

Edith Karinthi-Durnez

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Edith Karinthi-Durnez

LSE Careers

Embarking on your statistics course here will have a lasting impact on your career and LSE Careers can help you to make the transition from your studies into the world of work or further study.

We have a comprehensive careers programme for statistics students that will include preparing you for the entire recruitment process as well as a fun alumni networking event where you can meet alums from your department and learn about their careers.

Department of Statistics Alumni events

Each year we have an exclusive networking Alumni panel plus we have just introduced the Statistics Alumni mixer and all UG and MSc Statistics students are invited. They have proven to be very popular events and a fanatstic way to hear first hand how a degree in Statistics has helped our Alumni in the workplace and it is a great opportunity to network too. 

Below you will find some short videos from our annual 'Careers with a Statistics Degree Alumni Panel' held in October 2017 and also our inagural 'Alumni Mixer' which took place in January 2018.

This video features LSE Statistics Alumni who are working at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Barclays, Deloitte, Nomura and also LSE!  

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Watch this video taken at the Department of Statistics Alumni networking panel on 19th October 2017 Dida Media

This video features LSE Statistics Alumni who are working at Mercer Limited, a Lloyds of London Managing Agent, Squarepoint Capital and LSE! 

 

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Watch this video taken at the Department of Statistics Alumni Mixer on 25th January 2018 LSE Film and Audio Team

 

Dedicated careers resources for Statistics students 

Department of Statistics students at LSE have access to a range of specialist services and events designed with their career directions in mind.

  • Specialist careers workshops, including sessions on CVs and cover letters, assessment centres, interview skills and advice specific to particular employment sectors. Purely for Statistics students. 
  • Communication workshop in conjunction with LSE LIFE for Undergraduates
  • 1-1 discussions with LSE Careers Consultant Jo Carrington
  • Exclusive Alumni mixer events for Statistics students
  • Annual networking alumni panel dedicated to Statistics students
  • Access to LSE Careerhub, with thousands of short-term and long-term opportunities including internships.

Graduate destinations - BSc

Although Statistics alumni choose a wide variety of careers options and occupational sectors, the main destinations after a BSc are:

Graduate destinations - MSc

After an MSc, the main destinations are slightly broader:

The role of the graduate

Here are the main roles of Alumni in each of these sectors:

Sector

Main roles

Accounting and auditing

Accounting associate
Actuarial analyst
Actuarial consultant
Audit assistant
Data insight services analyst
Risk assurance associate

Consultancy

Analytics and modelling analyst
Benefit actuarial consultant

Information and digital technology

Business operator
Data analyst
Data modelling analyst
Games maths modeller

Insurance and brokerage

Actuarial associate
Finance actuarial intern
Insurance underwriter
Technical pricing analyst

Investment banking

Banking analyst
Credit risk analyst
Equity derivatives analyst
Financial analyst

Retail and commercial banking

Analyst in risk management
Asset manager
Credit analyst
Credit trader
Customer manager