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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!

Thinking about changing career? Register for the LSE Career Changers course

With estimates suggesting that up to 50% of people are not happy in their current job, and a trawl of internet statistics suggesting that the average person changes career between 7 – 12 times in their life, it’s hardly surprising then that many students here at LSE are taking a course with the specific intention of making some form of career shift. Career […]


Work it out: how successful, inspired and responsible leaders think differently

Have you ever wondered what makes a successful leader?  We can all think of someone we might aspire to be, whether in business or another walk of life, but what makes them stand out? Today’s business world is experiencing change at an incredibly fast pace and so the need to adapt, grow and be innovative is key to standing out […]


Thinking about your career – working out what it means to you in 2018

So, we are hurtling towards the end of January. While some of you will still be attempting to eat healthier, drink less, dust off the gym kit and start jogging or exchange the phone for a good, old fashioned book many of you will have already failed to keep your New Year Resolutions. How many of you were thinking – new year, […]


A career in the charity sector: it’s all about skills

Since graduating in 2016 in MSc Human Rights at LSE Ruth has gone on to work for Amnesty International and now Child.org as the Charity Apprentice Manager. Here she explains about the scheme and how it can help equip you with the right skills to move in to the charity sector. Like many people, my time campaigning, volunteering and fundraising […]


Career advice I wish I’d told my younger undergraduate self!

Hearing four final year undergraduate Geography students talking candidly with a group of first and second year students, with a wisdom beyond their tender years, prompted me to share their insights with a wider audience.  Whether a student of Mathematics, Anthropology, Economics, Government, Sociology or any of the other undergraduate courses on offer here at the LSE, their advice holds […]


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Career changers course

Starts: 21 Feb 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 7 Mar 2018 5:00 PM
​Are you a student with two or more years of work experience? Did you enrol at the LSE intending to change career direction? Then the career change short course is for you.

SMC in London - Case study workshop

Starts: 23 Feb 2018 9:00 AM
Finishes: 23 Feb 2018 10:00 PM
Are you a future leader?

Careers Cafe: Political Risk, Security & Conflict Discussion

Starts: 27 Feb 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Feb 2018 2:00 PM
The Careers Cafe is an informal environment to meet and have a discussion with professionals working in broad remits in the humanitarian, conflict and security space. It's an opportunity in small student groups to ask questions and gain insights into the sector, career paths, and current challenges.

Work It Out: Brand Me

Starts: 27 Feb 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Feb 2018 7:00 PM
Fully booked. Join the waiting list to be notified if places become available.
Brand me is an exciting workshop that will help you define your personal brand, giving you a headstart in the world of work.

SWAT Chartered Accountancy Graduate Careers Fair

Starts: 28 Feb 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Feb 2018 4:00 PM
Bigger is not always better. In fact, training in a small-to-medium size accountancy firm can offer many opportunities and advantages, over-and-above training in a much larger firm.

Careers in political risk, security & conflict panel

Starts: 28 Feb 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Feb 2018 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 120
​This event brings together speakers from across a wide range of careers in political risk, conflict and security to discuss their careers, the opportunities available, and the challenges they have met.

Skills seminar: An insight into a political risk consultancy

Starts: 28 Feb 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Feb 2018 5:00 PM
Remaining places: 80
Set Advisory is hosting this skills seminar for students interested in Political Risk. Learn how to launch your career in this field, the skills needed to succeed in the sector, and hear about the experience of an LSE alum. This event is part of Conflict, Political Risk and Security Week.

Political Risk, Conflict & Security Week: Meet an Alum - Think Tanks/Research/Security

Starts: 1 Mar 2018 10:00 AM
Finishes: 1 Mar 2018 12:00 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

The Bar - What's It Like For Women?

Starts: 13 Mar 2018 6:00 PM
Finishes: 13 Mar 2018 8:00 PM
Three female members of Chambers of varying seniority will give short talks about their experiences of life and work at the Commercial Bar followed by a question & answer session.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Corporate Presentation

Starts: 1 Oct 2018 6:00 PM
Finishes: 1 Oct 2018 9:00 PM
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Corporate Presentation and Networking

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