Careers advice available at LSE Careers

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

Most appointments are booked on LSE CareerHub|. See below for specific booking instructions.

If are experiencing any difficulty in booking, please contact us| as soon as possible.

Careers advice services available

Please note: LSE students can book up to 4 careers discussions and/or CV or cover letter discussion appointments per term.

Preparing for an appointment

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

  • Bring any supporting documentation  eg a CV , cover letter, application form or some notes about your thoughts and ideas.
  • Make good use of the many online resources available on 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.

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

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

Book a careers discussion on CareerHub|. Careers discussion appointments are released  for booking daily at 9.30am. You cannot book a careers discussion more than one day in advance.

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

Book a CV or cover letter discussion on CareerHub|. CV or cover letter discussions are released  for booking daily at 9.30am. You cannot book a CV or cover letter discussion more than one day in advance.

PhD careers discussions

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

Book a PhD appointment on CareerHub|.

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 appointment.

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|.

You can also find careers information for disabled students| on our website.

Practice interviews

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

How to book

Skype and telephone advice

If you are unable to come and speak to one of our careers consultants in person then contact us| to arrange a telephone or Skype appointment.

Volunteering appointments

Interested in volunteering but not sure how to get involved? Looking to help a specific cause or add experience to your CV but can’t find the right opportunity? The LSE Volunteer Centre| runs one to one appointment with the volunteer coordinator to talk through your options.

These discussions can be used to discuss anything volunteering related including:

  • Finding a fulfilling opportunity
  • Recruiting other student volunteers for your projects
  • Interview advice
  • Sector knowledge

Book a volunteering appointment on CareerHub|.

Entrepreneurship consultations

If you'd like to discuss your entrepreneurial ideas or need advice about starting up or growing your business, Generate at LSE Careers| have one-to-one appointments with a careers consultant at 9.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Book an entrepreneurship consultation on CareerHub|.

Alumni Mentoring Network

Arrange one to one mentoring with LSE alumni in a particular region or industry that interests you. Visit the Alumni Mentoring Network| site for more information and to find a mentor.

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