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Careers

Transform your career 

Whether you seek to move up within your current affiliation, change organisation within the same field, set up your own enterprise, or change your career entirely into a new sector, the executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy will help you transform your career.

It gave me new perspectives that will play a catalytic role in my career.
Lei Zhang, Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PR China

Not only will the course give you the skills and knowledge to help benefit your career, it will give you access to a wide range of services and opportunities to your help you prepare for your future career challenges.

Executive career coaching

We offer participants the opportunity to receive bespoke career coaching from external professional Executive Careers Coaches, which offer tailored support to participants helping them to assess their current situation and identify a strategy to achieve their future career goal.

LSE Careers events

Participants will have full access to a wide range of services provided by the LSE Careers service, including appointments with career consultants and the ability to attend careers events, including fairs, seminars, conferences and presentations. Events which may be of particular interest to our participants include:

Coprorate Experienced Hire Networking Event

An annual event held in March which gives an opportunity for students with two or more years of full-time professional work experience to network with corporate employers looking for experienced hires. LSE Careers invites employers from banking and finance, consulting and other professional service firms. Companies send a mix of HR/recruitment and business-side representatives to network with students, some of whom will have immediate requirements and others able to discuss future hiring plans.  

In previous years a broad range of organisations have participated including: AlphaSights, Deutsche Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Houlihan Lokey, Goldman Sachs, SunGard Financial Systems & CRU International.         

International Organisations Day

LSE Careers' International Organisations' Day (IOD) is a unique annual event bringing together representatives from around 16 international organisations. Attendees gain an insight into what these organisations do, how they recruit, and what they look for in applicants. It is held on a Saturday in November.

In previous years a broad range of organisations have participated including: Asian Development Bank (ADB), EU Careers (EPSO),  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) , International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Labour Organization (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), UN Secretariat, UN Volunteers (UNV) & The World Bank (IBRD).  

International Development Events Programme

The LSE Careers’ International Development Events Programme (IDEP) is an annual programme held in Lent term. It provides an excellent opportunity for students who are considering a career in the international development sector to learn more about it.

In previous years we have had speakers from a diverse range of organisations including: Save the Children, DFID, Adam Smith International, Care International, the European Commission, USAID, KfW, ICRC, Coffey, ActionAid, GiZ & ODI

After graduating, alumni within two years of graduating will be still eligible to attend these events.

Previous participants         

The majority of graduates have continued to work in their previous posts, though very often at a higher level after having completed their studies. Others have changed direction entirely with some moving into government, international organisations, foreign policy consultancy, and full-time education.

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Contact us

Telephone

MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy enquiries (+44) 020 7955 6526

Email

MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy enquiries C.A.Smith1@lse.ac.uk

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