Careers advice available at LSE Careers

Careers discussions

15 minute, face to face session with a careers consultant.  These appointments can be used to discuss anything careers related including:

  • Application form, CV and cover letter checking (please bring a copy to your appointments with you)
  • Employer and sector-specific information
  • Interview advice
  • Further study options
  • Job hunting strategy
  • Career planning and exploring ideas 

CV or cover letter discussions

15 minute, face to face session with a CV consultant, covering topics such as:

  • Style and content of a CV or cover letter
  • Targeting CVs and cover letters to particular positions
  • CV/cover letter discussions do not cover spelling and grammar - please see the Language Centre for help with this

PhD careers discussions

30 minute, one-to-one appointments with the PhD careers consultant for those currently undertaking a PhD.

Guidance appointments

30 minute appointments by referral only. If you and the careers consultant feel you would benefit from a longer consultation, your careers consultant will refer you for a 30 minute guidance which you will then be able to book yourself.

How to book

Appointments take place Monday to Friday from 10am - 5pm.

All appointments are booked online via LSE CareerHub|

  • Log into LSE CareerHub using your LSE username and password
  • Select appointments and choose the topic you would like to discuss
  • Careers discussions and CV discussions are released  for booking daily at 9.30am

If are experiencing any difficulty in booking, please contact us as soon as possible: careers@lse.ac.uk| or 020 7955 7135.  

Please note: LSE students can book up to 4 appointments per term.

Careers appointments for disabled students

Viki Chinn, one of our careers consultants, specialises in matters relating to disability and careers and you can request to meet with her specifically by contacting her directly at careers.disability@lse.ac.uk|.

Practice interviews

One to one, 30 minute mock interview sessions with an consultant. 

How to book

Preparing for an appointment

To get the most out of your appointment we recommend the following:

  • Bring any supporting documentation  e.g a CV , cover letter, application form or some notes about your thoughts and ideas.
  • Make good use of the many online resources available via the LSE Careers website.
  • Attend career seminars on CVs and application forms in order to maximise your time with a Careers Consultant.
  • A great starting point for any consultation is to think about what is most pressing and to do some background research.

Non-attendance policy

Our events and appointments are oversubscribed and therefore it is important you always cancel your booking online as soon as you know you are unable to attend, so that another student is able to book. 

If you fail to attend a total of 4 appointments/events during a two week period, your online booking privileges will be revoked for 2 weeks. During this period, if you want to book an appointment you must visit LSE Careers in person to do so.

Please note: you will be marked as absent if you are more than 10 minutes late for an event.

The LSE Careers Statement of Service| [pdf] outlines our commitment to LSE students and what we ask of them in return.

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