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Career planning and job hunting

Does it seem like everyone around you knows exactly what they want to do with their life?

The myth that all LSE students (apart from you) are on the pathway to their dream job isn't true. As for the other myth that LSE Careers can only help those who know what they want to do - we wouldn't be writing this if that was the case.

You may never have had a 'career plan' because you chose to study a course based on academic interest, or you might have just been enjoying your time at university, leaving planning until after you finish your course.

The important thing is that you are now thinking about your career and reading this section of our website. You should also try to stop worrying - that in itself can prevent you from moving forward successfully.

This section has a range of tools to help you start taking the first steps in the decision making process whilst offering practical advice about how to do this in an effective manner. We encourage you to come and see us at LSE Careers at any point during this process. Good luck and enjoy the journey!

Why it’s ok if you don’t have a job lined up yet

At this time of year we often see students who feel like they’ve left it too late to search for a graduate job or that all the ‘best’ opportunities have been taken. This is not the case! You have lots of options available to you as an LSE student and we advertise brilliant opportunities all year round. Graduate schemes It […]


How a one-to-one appointment can help get you on track

Not sure where you’re going and don’t want to get lost? You would consult a map. Need a second opinion on an outfit choice? You might ask a friend. Want help on how to answer an essay question or prepare for exams? You would speak to a tutor. Want advice on how best to invest your money? You would speak to […]


Staying positive when your job search doesn’t go to plan

As you are coming to the end of your degree it can feel as if everyone else has got their life mapped out. Graduate job or internship secured. Maybe a holiday or bit of travel thrown in too. Yet despite making applications and maybe getting through various stages of the recruitment process you find yourself with nothing lined up and […]


How to make the most of your one-to-one careers appointment

Blog by LSE Careers consultant Shayna Main: One of the most rewarding aspects of being a careers consultant is the chance to speak with students about a whole host of career-related issues in my one-to-one appointments. The students I meet with range from those who have no idea what career they want to go into to those who know exactly what they […]


How travelling helped me reflect on my career and decide what to do next

Guest blog by LSE alum Rosie Coleman (BSc International Relations 2013): I’d never taken a gap year. My travels had been holidays rather than extended periods spent overseas. After graduating from LSE in 2013, I’d always been too scared to take time out, terrified of those dreaded CV gaps. That was until last September. Despite having built the foundations of […]


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CITI - Singapore/Hong Kong Careers Fairs

Starts: 19 Jul 2017 8:00 AM
Finishes: 27 Jul 2017 8:00 AM

Learn about different business career paths in financial services through interactive booths and hands-on workshops. Hear first-hand from our current interns share about their experiences thus far. Get tips from HR on how to make your application competitive.

Career transitions: positioning your experience for new opportunities (executive master's/alumni)

Starts: 7 Sep 2017 6:45 PM
Finishes: 7 Sep 2017 9:00 PM
Remaining places: 76
A panel and networking evening to support the career development of current executive master's students and alumni with 2+ years’ experience, who are interested in leveraging their current experience within a new function or sector.

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