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Careers information and resources

This is the section of the LSE Careers website containing all our careers information and resources. Explore this site for information on planning your career, finding work, different employment sectors, further study and other careers topics.
To find out about the services we offer including appointments, events, the Volunteer Centre, and Generate, visit the LSE Careers homepage.

Lisa Buckmaster – Community Engagement Area Manager, Adam Smith International

Lisa Buckmaster completed the MPA in International Development at LSE in 2012. She now works as a Community Engagement Area Manager at Adam Smith International. ” Try something new and go beyond your comfort zone.” Find out more about Lisa Buckmaster and her experiences on her graduate profile page.


How to write effective application forms

If you’re applying for jobs then you will have discovered that filling out application forms can take a lot of time and effort. Effective preparation and doing your research will help you to stand out from the crowd though – here are a few tips to help you along the way! Get the basics right This might seem obvious but […]


Thinking about teaching English abroad?

Teaching abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills and travel. Here are some tips to get started: 1. Research If you plan to move halfway around the world to teach English, research all aspects of your international adventure to make it as successful and rewarding as possible. You can use GoinGlobal to research financial […]


Insights from a UK student on working abroad

Guest blog by current student Sam Woolston who shares his experience of working abroad in Italy and Cyprus: Teaching English in Italy The first sign that my summer might include working in a foreign country came at the end of Lent Term. I received an email from a Head Teacher of a language school I had previously worked at asking […]


Nicole Berg – CEO and Founder, Charis Coaching

Nicole Berg completed the MSc Social Policy and Development at LSE in 2013. She now works as the CEO & Founder, as well as Leadership Coach, Columnist and Speaker at Charis Coaching. “Always be ready to ask for help and offer help!” Find out more about Nicole Berg and her experiences on her graduate profile page.


Tips on securing a job abroad

Finding a job outside of your home country can be hard, and a lot of work and research. There are a huge number of rules and regulations that can be difficult to adhere to when you’re looking at working abroad. In addition to that, the way jobs are recruited can also be different to what you’re used to, and if […]


Making the transition from a PhD to a permanent role

Guest blog by David Hope (PhD Political Science), now a Researcher at LSE’s International Inequalities Institute and a permanent Lecturer at King’s College London: It is a daunting prospect coming to the end of a PhD and looking to take that next step and secure a permanent job in academia. For four or five years, your success and progress have largely […]


Engaging, learning and fun: an experience of working with a Chinese think tank on Sustainability

Guest blog by A.Rong (LSE PhD) who has worked with Chinese think tank Rock Environment and Energy Institute (REEI). Representatives, including interns, of REEI are attending our 2017 Beijing Careers Fair on Monday 14 August. Book now for the chance to meet them and learn more about their opportunities! In the academic year 2016/7, I came back to my home […]


How to find a job related to your degree

Sometimes it can seem impossible to find a job for you that is related to your degree. Some courses don’t have obvious lines of work that you’ll be eligible to apply for as soon as you graduate. Some courses do, but you might want to explore other options. LSE Careers has a range of resources that can give you ideas of what jobs […]


How to set short, medium and long term goals

Blog by LSE Careers consultant Danny Wilkey: Why is it important to set goals? Let’s begin with some common interview questions: Where do you see your career in five years’ time? Why did you choose that course? Tell me about yourself These questions assume you’ve not only thought about your career goals but you are able to articulate them. So having […]


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Below are our forthcoming careers events. Find out more about the types of careers events we run or browse all our events on CareerHub.

The Honourable Society of Grays Inn mixed messes dinners

Starts: 9 May 2017 6:00 PM
Finishes: 14 Nov 2017 9:00 PM
The Honourable Society of Grays Inn Mixed Messes dinners are hosted by the Treasurer, Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court. This includes a drinks reception, hearing a talk from an eminent member of Gray’s Inn and enjoying a 3 course dinner in Gray’s Inn Hall.

Graduate Insight Day

Starts: 24 Aug 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Aug 2017 4:00 PM
This is a an event for students who are thinking of applying to the Bank of England Graduate Development Programme.

Virtual careers fair - an extraordinary experience

Starts: 29 Aug 2017 9:00 AM
Finishes: 29 Aug 2017 10:00 AM
Virtual careers fair – an extraordinary experience
Did you know that KPMG can offer you an extraordinary career experience?
Then, join our live Q&A at 4pm HKT (GMT+8) on 29th August with any questions for our speakers.

One-off volunteering: citizen scientists

Starts: 29 Aug 2017 11:30 AM
Finishes: 29 Aug 2017 2:30 PM
The Zoological Society of London is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help conduct research on the ecology of juvenile fish in the Tidal Thames in central London.

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: 43
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.

“What Next?” a training course for volunteers returning from the global south

Starts: 11 Sep 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 15 Sep 2017 5:00 PM
Have you returned from volunteering in the global south? Discuss and reflect on your experiences with peers and learn how you can use experiences to benefit your own community in this training course.

Can we create policy to create a more welcoming society for migrants?

Starts: 15 Sep 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 15 Sep 2017 3:00 PM
Do you sometimes wonder how to make society more equal? How we can break down barriers between migrants and locals? Who is responsible for creating these changes? Gain an insight into social integration, media portrayals of migrants and social policy making through this free interactive workshop.

One-off volunteering: Event Volunteer at Kew Gardens 10K

Starts: 16 Sep 2017
Finishes: 16 Sep 2017 11:59 PM
​Feeling like doing something incredible and changing people’s lives in the process?
Be part of the Kew Gardens 10k and join a volunteer team on 16 September 2017 and unite with the team of runners in the fight against dementia.

One-off volunteering: Event volunteer for Talking Peace Festival

Starts: 18 Sep 2017
Finishes: 27 Sep 2017 11:59 PM
International Alert is recruiting a team of enthusiastic volunteers for the Talking Peace Festival this September. The festival provides a unique arts and cultural platform for engaging people with the most urgent peace and conflict issues around the world.

ING financial careers event for female students

Starts: 28 Sep 2017
Finishes: 28 Sep 2017 11:59 PM
Come along to our exclusive event for a select group of future female leaders and we’ll tell you all about it. And, just as importantly, you’ll the chance to make a great first impression on us.

One-off volunteering: Shelter's Urban Rush

Starts: 1 Oct 2017
Finishes: 1 Oct 2017 11:59 PM
Shelter is looking for enthusiastic, passionate volunteers with a can–do attitude to get stuck in behind the scenes of a mass scale event to help support the work they do. They need an army of volunteers and stewards to help make sure the event runs smoothly and make it a day to remember.

One-off volunteering: Event Volunteer at Royal Parks half marathon

Starts: 8 Oct 2017
Finishes: 8 Oct 2017 11:59 PM
​Feeling like doing something incredible and changing people’s lives in the process?
Be part of the Royal Parks half marathon and join a volunteer team on 8 October 2017 and unite with the team of runners in the fight against dementia.

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn university advocacy day

Starts: 21 Oct 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 21 Oct 2017 7:00 PM
The Honourable Society of Grays Inn advocacy days will comprise of a talk on advocacy from Mukul Chawla QC, Head of Chambers. Students will also experience advocacy and ethics training from some of the most eminent advocates in the country.

Diversity Careers Show

Starts: 10 Nov 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 10 Nov 2017 4:00 PM
A careers event organised by Diversity Careers Show for all students.

Search all our events on CareerHub

This is a selection of full time and part time jobs, volunteering opportunities and internships currently being advertised on LSE CareerHub. To search all the opportunities we are advertising please log in to LSE CareerHub.

Amazon Video Commercial Analyst Intern

1 Dec 2017
London Greater London United Kingdom
Amazon has a fantastic 11 month internship opportunity for a highly analytical individual to work in the innovative and fast paced environment of Amazon Video.

Economic Researcher

1 Nov 2017
Greater London United Kingdom
We are seeking a number of talented individuals with the passion, skills and experience to provide high quality research for publication and consulting in the UK. You must have a deep understanding of the UK economic landscape, including current issues and probable future issues.

Traineeship in the Directorate General Statistics

28 Sep 2017
Frankfurt Germany
You will be part of the Directorate General Statistics (DG/S). We develop, collect, compile and disseminate macro and micro data, master data, statistics, statistical indicators and metadata.

Analyst Summer Internship

18 Sep 2017
Paris, Geneva Greater London United Kingdom
2018 Summer internship European opportunity

You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind.

Graduate PPC Executive

7 Sep 2017
Soho Greater London United Kingdom
Graduate PPC Account Executive - DBD Media

DBD, one of the UK's longest established search engine and social media marketing agencies, is seeking a Graduate PPC Account Executive to join our busy Performance Media team.

Research and policy analyst - Sub Saharan Africa

4 Sep 2017
London United Kingdom
GC is seeking an analyst to support its financial services practice, with a specific focus on politics and public policy in Sub-Saharan Africa. The candidate will have at least 1-2 years’ experience in a rigorous business-related policy or think tank environment (internship experience counts).

Graduate HR Administrator

1 Sep 2017
Greater London United Kingdom
Graduate HR Administrator

Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s leading provider of food and support services, is looking for talented graduates to join its two year Graduate Development Programme starting in October 2017.

Part-time Researcher

29 Aug 2017
London United Kingdom
Part-time Researcher - iguacu

A strong interest in the iguacu mission and international affairs is essential as is rigour and attention to detail, and the readiness and resilience to adapt, learn and pivot in one's role. iguacu moves quickly and has the atmosphere of a start-up.

Data Analyst

24 Aug 2017
Greater London United Kingdom
Premiership Rugby is looking to recruit a Data Analyst with a proven analytics and statistics background to help support strategic work within the Premiership Rugby business.

The candidate will need to have a background and keen interest in data analytics and/or mathematics.

Postdoc Employee – Philomathia Fellowship

16 Oct 2017
Berkeley California United States of America
The distinguished Philomathia Fellowship Program, hosted by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), invites applications for postdoctoral research that has major impact on the global challenges in the nexus of energy and climate. Full time for up to two years.

Search all our vacancies on CareerHub